Becoming Part of the Community
Office of International Programs
While academic success is important, so is the feeling of being part of a learning community. The Office of International Programs is dedicated to serving the special needs of international students and helping to create a supportive environment in which to live and study. It is our goal to help international students reach their fullest potential at Valparaiso University.

Throughout your period of study at Valpo, we are happy to help you with any problems that might arise with your courses, immigration, or personal matters. This special help also includes:

  • Personal support and attention
  • Transportation assistance upon arrival to the United States
  • International Student Orientation
  • Counseling for cultural adjustment issues
  • Social and cultural activities, including a “Friendship Family Program”
  • Academic advising
  • Assistance with government regulations and immigration requirements
  • Advise on housing and health issues
  • And much more…
For more information about the Office of International Programs at Valparaiso University, please visit

Valparaiso International Student Association (VISA)
The Valparaiso International Student Association (VISA) provides a social support system for international students.