Study Abroad Next Fall!
Valpo's Study Centers in Cambridge, Reutlingen and Hangzhou still have spots available for the fall semester 2011.  All graduate students in any program are encouraged to talk with their advisors ASAP if they are interested in pursuing these opportunities. 
 
The application deadline was extended to March 31, 2011.  Small scholarships are available to students with greater financial need.  Please encourage any interested students to complete an application, downloadable at www.valpo.edu/studyabroad, or come talk to me about any further questions (julie.maddox@valpo.edu).
 

Reutlingen, Germany: Located between the Black Forest and the Swabian Jura, Reutlingen is beautifully situated in the southwestern part of Germany.  The town’s center boasts remnants of a city wall and medieval fortifications.  Students walk through lovely residential areas and a park on their way from campus to downtown (about a 20-minute walk) or they can take one of the convenient Reutlingen buses.  Students are housed in modern dormitories on the campus of Reutlingen University, in double rooms with other VU students.  Travel within Europe is easily accessible by train – France, Switzerland and Austria are just an hour away!

 

Cambridge, England: An old, medieval market town and the seat of one of Europe's most prestigious universities, the city of Cambridge provides a perfect setting in which to experience British culture and academic tradition.  As one of England's major cities, Cambridge is filled with attractive shops, museums, restaurants, and pubs.  London is only a one-hour train ride to the south.  Participants in the program live in two attached housing facilities, with bedrooms, sitting rooms, study areas, kitchens, and other facilities.  Travel to the Continent is easy via inexpensive flights.

 

Hangzhou, China: Hangzhou is a former dynastic capital located in the eastern province of Zhejiang, about two hours from Shanghai by train.  Its reputation as an attractive city contributed to the proverb "Above there is Paradise; below there is Suzhou and Hangzhou."  The city is a center of industry and agriculture, as well as tourism, particularly famous for its silk and tea products.  Hangzhou is close to many tourist spots, such as the Yellow Mountains, and is on many convenient travel routes.

         

 

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Spots still open, so act now.  For further information, call or stop by the Office of International Programs, Harre Union 209, 464-5333, or email Julie Maddox at Julie.maddox@valpo.edu

 

Fast Facts for the programs listed below:

  • Financial Aid & Scholarships Apply
  • Some additional scholarships available
  • Sophomore standing and a minimum 2.75 GPA required
  • No prior German or Chinese needed
  • Courses count towards graduation requirements

 

Application online at www.valpo.edu/studyabroad - Submit to the Office of International Programs along with a copy of your transcript, personal statement and a recent photograph.

 

Information about costs can be obtained through the Graduate School.

 

* Financial Aid and Scholarships apply to tuition and fees, just like any other semester at Valparaiso University.  Payments for tuition, general fee, center fee and dorm fee will be billed as normal for the semester abroad and students/families can maintain the same payment plan with Valparaiso University.  The Office of Financial Aid can help students prepare a budget for a semester or year abroad and help identify funding opportunities.  For additional questions, please contact Julie Maddox, Director of Study Abroad Programs, at Julie.maddox@valpo.edu.  

 

** External scholarship available through Freeman-Asia (http://www.iie.org/programs/freeman-asia).

     Deadline to apply: April 1, 2011