Short-Term Summer Study Programs


Passport To Your Future


To All Interested Students & Professionals:

Now is the best time to start preparing for a future in this interconnected world. By participating in Valparaiso University’s short-term summer study program, students and professionals can learn the skills necessary to be global leaders. These programs will have various activities that revolve around the leadership and team building theme, while providing crucial knowledge about subject matter tailored for a particular group/topic.  The classroom experience and the campus activities will be complemented by field trips that enhance the overall experience.

Our 1 to 6-week programs will emphasize 'The American Experience’, a holistic approach to learning about the United States by totally immersing each student into both the American higher educational system and the overall university culture. At Valpo, the students will be introduced to a life at a typical American university. Under the guidance of a PhD professor(s), students will experience the US higher education style of teaching and will learn how to best prepare for that future.   Moreover, at Valparaiso University students will experience life in the US, from the peaceful countryside to an energizing city!  They will interact with people from all walks of life and visit local businesses and households to get first hand impressions of the US lifestyle. We hope that this will create everlasting friendships and help our students in their future endeavors.

Apart from the global leadership and team building emphasis, the programs are tailored to meet needs of varying constituencies. These programs cater to topics such as an Introduction to College Life in the United States, Technology and Society, American History and Culture, Introduction to the American Law, Global Leadership, Executive Development, Project Management, International Economics, Best Practices in Legislative Governance, Modern Academic Librarianship, and Gerontology/Geriatric Care. The programs can be utilized by high school/college students to mid-level professionals that have been practicing in the business field. These classes could also be taken for college credit, the details of which would need to be worked out.  A certificate is awarded at the end of successful completion of the program. 

On this page you will find links to many of these programs. Once the home coordinator approves and collects the deposit, the online application form can be filled and submitted, along with the liability form. We will then coordinate the details of the program with you and your counselor. We look forward to your arrival on our campus and hope that you will take advantage of this amazing opportunity.



Holly Singh

Director of International Students & Scholars