Congratulations on your acceptance to Valparaiso University! We are glad that Valpo is your school of choice! The Office of International Programs staff looks forward to meeting you and assisting you during your studies at Valparaiso University.

Prior to your arrival to the United States, you will be very busy preparing for your departure from your country. You will need to obtain a student visa, buy an airline ticket, arrange for transfer of funds, pack, and say goodbye to your friends and family. You might be feeling excited, nervous and sad all at the same time. There are so many tasks to complete and very little time!

We hope that the information within these pages will make your transition to the United States easier and that you will feel welcome in your new environment!


1.   Organize Pre-Arrival Immigration Details

1a. Have a Successful Visa Interview

2.   Submit Health Information

3.   Find Housing in Valpo

4.   Travel to Valpo

5.   Attend New Student Orientation


If you have any questions after reading through this information, please contact us at or +1-219-464-5333.