Study Abroad Programs Staff


Office of International Programs

Gandhi-King Center for Diversity & Global Engagement

1509 Chapel Drive, Harre Union 209

Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

Phone: 219.464.5333

Fax: 219.464.6868



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Dr. Hugh McGuigan, Interim Director of Study Abroad




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Marisa Henderson, Office Coordinator

219.464.5333 x 6247

Marisa Henderson serves as the Office Coordinator for the Office of International Programs. She helps students acquire international experience by facilitating faculty-led study abroad programs, while also aiding international students through International Student Services. As someone who highly values international exposure she has had the opportunity to work for the General Consulate of Spain in Chicago and Illinois Legal Aid Online in Chicago as Spanish Coordinator. She also acquired experience in international education while serving as a mentor at the Purdue University Calumet Office of International Affairs. Previously she spent a year teaching English in France in Île de France at Lycée Montesquieu.  She has done study abroad in Japan and France. Having participated in a joint undergraduate research project with Dr. Jorge Roman-Lagunas, Marisa also had the opportunity to conduct a presentation for the Central American Literature Conference in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala on Magic Realism and Miguel Angel Asturias. Marisa obtained her B.A. in Spanish and Political Science from Purdue University Calumet, as well a minor in French. She is fluent in Spanish and French with beginner N5 certification in Japanese.

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Institute of International Education