Campus Life


While the focus of the program is on academics, there is always room for fun! SGLI wants to ensure that students enjoy their time at Valparaiso University. We offer various activities that are open for the students to participate in as well as trips to places both far and near.The following is a list of activities and field trips we offer for our summer study programs.  Program activities and field trips may vary.



Book Store and Student Union  

Campus Walking Tour

Fitness Center 


International Cultural Night

Library tour 

Museum and Art Gallery  

Union Games Area 

University Chapel and services 




Team Building/Leadership

Through progressive exercises known as team-building one can learn the proper skills to not only be a leader and effectively communicate on many levels but also how to work strongly with others in a team based environment.  The focus of these exercises and events is to bring out the best of each individual and to assess each individual’s leadership ability so that future sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of each participant.  As the course progresses the exercises will get increasingly more difficult and build upon previous sessions.  This concept of leadership through team-building is an intensely American concept and exposes each participant to the American business concept of organizational development.  



Beyond Boundaries - low ropes course

Cinemark Movie Theater

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Michigan Avenue

Michigan City Lighthouse Place Premium Outlet Mall

Museum of Science and Industry

Navy Pier

Shedd Aquarium

Valparaiso International Center

Water Tower Place

Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower)