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Valpo Joins Generation Study Abroad

National Initiative Aimes to Double Number of Students Studying Abroad by 2020

Continuing its commitment to present students with global opportunities, Valparaiso University has joined the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad initiative.  Valpo is already a member of the IIE network, and this initiative aligns closely with key University priorities.

“Generation Study Abroad is a wonderful opportunity for Valpo as we seek to increase the number of students who study abroad,” Julie Maddox, director of Study Abroad programs, said. “What’s really interesting about the initiative is that it’s a commitment by all these different universities to come together to make a difference in the lives of students and in education.”

According to a press release from IIE, Generation Study Abroad is a five-year initiative that brings leaders in education, business, and governments together to double the number of United States college students studying abroad. Each university that commits itself to the program must make a pledge to increase the number of their students who study abroad as well as take actions to develop new and expanded activities that will enable more students to study abroad.

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Valpo Named Top Fulbright Producer

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"In the past 10 Years, 26 Valpo Students and Alumni Have Received Prestigious Fulbright Awards. Valparaiso University has achieved recognition from the United States Department of State as one of the colleges and universities that produced the most 2013-2014 Fulbright United States students. The Fulbright Program is the United States government’s flagship international educational exchange program."


Read the full article on this exciting distinction here! 


Valpo Among Top 40 Leading Institutions of Participation in Study Abroad
For the fifth year in a row, the Institute of International Education has ranked Valparaiso University among the top 40 leading institutions in the United States (Masters level) by percentage of undergraduate participation in study abroad.  35.3% of Valparaiso University undergraduate students participated in a credit-bearing study abroad or international internship program in the 2013 Open Doors Report.  According to the Institute on International Education, only 9.4% of all U.S. undergraduates studied abroad during their degree program.  Valparaiso University has consistently ranked in the top 40 since 2009.

Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.  Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors
 
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Office of International Programs
Harre Union, 209
1509 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
study.abroad@valpo.edu
Tel: 219-464-5333
Fax: 219-464-6868

Ms. Julie Maddox
Director of Study Abroad Programs
julie.maddox@valpo.edu

Mr. Joe Frake
Office Coordinator
joseph.frake@valpo.edu

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