In an age of global interdependence, the opportunity to experience another culture through study abroad is more valuable than ever. There are many personal benefits and ways to academically, professionally, and personally by spending a semester, or whole year in another country as participants in study abroad programs sponsored by Valparaiso University. Additionally, there are opportunities to study abroad over Spring Break or Summer. Connect with study abroad staff in the Office of International Programs to begin planning your adventure!

Valpo Approved Study Abroad Programs

Valpo offers over 30 study abroad programs around the world. This includes Valpo’s four Study Centers in Cambridge, England; Reutlingen, Germany; Hangzhou, China; and San Jose, Costa Rica. Additionally, there are programs through direct exchanges with partner institutions abroad, and through partnerships with U.S. affiliates. Countries available include:




Costa Rica








The Netherlands

Southern Africa – Namibia & South Africa



…and more!

For complete available program information as well as information on scholarships and more, visit the Valpo Study Abroad Programs website.

Financing Study Abroad

Valpo works very hard to make study abroad affordable for students. On any approved semester/year program, students pay tuition & general fee just as if they are studying on campus. Students can use all of their financial aid and scholarships for approved study abroad programs, and students may apply for additional scholarship opportunities as well.

Study Abroad Fairs like this:

Learn about the study abroad opportunities available to you. Valpo Study Abroad hosts two study abroad fairs each year. The Fall Fair typically takes place during Welcome Week and features Spring & Spring Break programs. The Spring fair typically takes place in the first week of February and features Summer, Fall and Academic Year programs. Study Abroad Fairs are a great time to talk to program representatives and returned study abroad students to gather information and find out how study abroad can work for you, regardless of major. Additionally, you can learn about financial aid and scholarships that are available. Date and time location of upcoming fairs and other events are on the Study Abroad Programs website.

Blogging Abroad

Valpo's Study Abroad Blog features current students abroad in a variety of programs and countries. Take a look to see what they're up to!  Read more »