In an age of global interdependence, the opportunity to experience another culture through study abroad is more valuable than ever. Valpo students can spend a summer, a semester, or a whole year in another country as participants in study abroad programs sponsored by Valparaiso University. After consulting with the director of study abroad programs, students may also choose to participate in programs sponsored by different institutions.

Valpo Study Abroad Programs

Valpo offers 19 study abroad programs around the world. In addition, Valpo’s four study centers (Cambridge, England; Reutlingen, Germany; Hangzhou, China; and San José, Costa Rica) provide group trips and excursions, a topics course on the life and culture of the host country, and specialized housing, all under the guidance of an on-site resident director.

In Europe

  • Cambridge, England (Valpo Center)
  • Reutlingen, Germany (Valpo Center)


  • Athens, Greece
  • Granada, Spain
  • Zaragoza, Spain
  • Cergy-Pontoise, France
  • La Rochelle, France
  • Paris, France
  • Rottenburg am Neckar, Germany
  • Tübingen, Germany

In Asia

  • Hangzhou, China (Valpo Center)
  • Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Delhi, India
  • Coimbatore, India
  • Osaka, Japan

In Latin America

  • San José (Valpo Center)
  • Viña del Mar, Chile
  • Puebla, Mexico

In Africa

  • Windhoek, Namibia

Abroad Toward Your Goals

Valpo’s Study Abroad programs include options especially tailored for students in engineering and business, as well as curricular options focusing on arts and culture, international relations, politics, global development, and, of course, language skills. Some programs include internships.

Valpo Law Overseas

Valpo Law School offers a summer program in Cambridge, England, and an international human rights program in Chile and Argentina. Valpo Law’s summer abroad programs »

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Blogging Abroad

This year, Valpo's Study Abroad Blog features writers studying in Chile, China, Egypt, England, Germany, France, and Namibia. Read more »

Engineers Without Borders

Valpo's branch of this international organization has brought students to Kenya and Tanzania to work on infrastructure improvement. Read more »

Spring Break International Service

Service trips Valpo organizes during its two-week Spring Break generally include one or more international options. Read more »

Archaeology Field Schools in the Mideast

Valpo is a corporate member of the American Schools of Oriental Research, which has institutes in Jerusalem, Amman, Baghdad, and Cyprus that offer summer training programs in archeology.