Andrew – Coordinator of International Student Services
Role in the OIP Assists international students with both immigration documentation and cultural adaptation. Specializes in maintenance of SEVIS records, and supports Valpo’s Chinese student community. Keeps the information up-to-date on valpo.edu/international.
Andrew lived in Japan from elementary through high school, attaining conversational proficiency in Japanese. Following completion of a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Bob Jones University (South Carolina), he taught English in China for 4 years in the northeastern cities of Changchun and Harbin, gaining upper-intermediate skill in Mandarin Chinese. He has also visited Cyprus, Fiji, Singapore and Cambodia.
- Basketball, playing and watching, especially the Valpo Crusaders.
- Traveling, anywhere off the beaten path.
- Trying all kinds of international cuisines; favorites are Chinese and Middle Eastern.
If provided with a free plane ticket today, it would be to…
A ski resort in the Swiss Alps, or Lhasa and the Himalayas.