Activities and Field Trips

The following is a list of activities and field trips we offer for our summer study programs.  Each program's activities and field trips vary.

 

ACTIVITIES

A-Z site list  

American Food and American Feast

Book Store and Student Union  

Campus Walking Tour

Cultural Nights

Fitness Center 

Library and IT tour 

Museum and Art Gallery  

Recreations Sports 

Meteorology and Doppler Radar

Scientific Visualization Lab (SVL) 

Union Games Area 

University Chapel and services 

US Higher Education Admission process

Virtual Nursing Learning Center 

VU Observatory  

VU Radio and TV  

 

Team Building/Leadership

In an extremely competitive and interconnected world it is important to have the skills necessary to succeed in today’s global environment.  Having the necessary leadership skills is often an innate ability that most humans possess early from childhood.  However, with proper development anyone can gain the necessary experience and have a base for future leadership development. Through progressive exercises known as team-building one can learn the proper skills to not only be a leader and effectively communicate on many levels but also how to work strongly with others in a team based environment.  The focus of these exercises and events is to bring out the best of each individual and to assess each individual’s leadership ability so that future sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of each participant.  As the course progresses the exercises will get increasingly more difficult and build upon previous sessions.  This concept of leadership through teambuilding is an intensely American concept and exposes each participant to the American business concept of organizational development.  While these activities frequently take place in a casual environment they can be taken and used in any manner or environment the participant wishes from the workplace to the home.  It is important that today’s global citizens be self-sufficient and progressive minded thinkers and this short program will not only be an assessment and development of leadership skills but will also challenge each individual’s critical thinking and problem solving skills.  It is through this short introduction that we hope each participant will gain valuable knowledge that they can take home with them and share with their friends, colleagues, and family members.

 

FIELD TRIPS

Chicago Architectural Boat Tour

Deep River Waterpark

Field Museum

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Fair Oak Dairy Farm

IMAX theatre

Inman Bowling

Michigan City Lighthouse Place Premium Outlet Mall

Michigan City Washingto Park Zoo

Museum of Science and Industry

Pierogi Festival

Railcats, Northwest Indiana baseball team

Shedd Aquarium

The Art Institute of Chicago

Valparaiso Downtown, Mayor's Office

Valparaiso International Center

Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower)

Zao Island