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

Dr. Hugh McGuigan, Interim Director of Study Abroad





Erasmo Mendez, International Education Programs Advisor

219.464.5333 x5923


As the International Education Programs Advisor here on campus Erasmo advises students on all programs that go through the IEP office, primarily CIS Abroad. He helps students with the application process from beginning to end, in addition to being the program coordinator for faculty-led programs that have been customized through CIS abroad. He manages enrollments of participants who go abroad as well as providing pre-departure and re-entry advising for students. Erasmo studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina for a year. During his undergrad career, he was a volunteer with Global Brigades in Honduras from 2010-2011 and later worked for the same non-profit organization as a coordinator for the Medical program based in Panama. Erasmo earned B.A. in International Studies and in Spanish from University of California Irvine. He also earned an M.A. in International Education and Training from American University in Washington, DC.

Valparaiso University is a member of: 

Institute of International Education