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Global Events, Celebrations and Student Organizations

Confucious Institute If you’ve ever wondered what celebrations such as Cinco De Mayo and Diwali are all about, have wanted to sample authentic cuisine from different countries, or simply hoped to learn more about the cultures of other nationalities, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to do so at Valpo.

Each year, Valpo students explore international cultures through exciting events and celebrations such as the popular annual World Banquet, International Film Festival, and Celebration of International Culture. Student organizations like the Valparaiso International Student Association (VISA) and Latinos in Valparaiso for Excellence (LIVE) also provide opportunities for socialization and global learning and aim to increase international and multicultural awareness on campus.

With so many opportunities for international involvement and with the student body representing more than 50 countries, you’ll feel as though you’ve traveled around the globe without ever leaving the Valpo campus!

A brief list of the exciting global events and organizations that await you at Valpo…


  • World Banquet

  • International Food Bazaar

  • Cinco De Mayo Celebration

  • VISA/Global Leaders Barbecue

  • Celebration of International Culture

  • Thanksgiving Dinner

  • VISA Graduation and Exchange Student Banquet

  • Black History Month Dinner

  • Annual International Film Festival

  • Fastnacht (German Mardi Gras)

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Dinner

  • Diwali: Asian Indian New Year Celebration

  • Chinese New Year Celebration

  • Annual Taste of Asia Celebration


  • Asian American Association (AAA)

  • Black Student Organization (BSO)

  • Chinese Student & Scholar Association (CSSA)

  • East Asian Club

  • French Club

  • German Club

  • Indian Student Association (ISA)

  • Japanese Club

  • Latinos in Valparaiso for Excellence (LIVE)

  • Muslim Student Association (MSA)

  • Saudi Student Association (SSA)

  • Spanish Club

  • Valparaiso International Student Association (VISA)