Cross-cultural experiences further enhance a student’s ability to observe, interpret, and succeed in a global business environment.
Engineering students are encouraged to take advantage of the international experiences Valparaiso University and the College of Engineering offer.
Valparaiso International Engineering Program (VIEP)
VIEP is a five-year program that combines a major in one of the four engineering fields with a major or minor in either German, French or Spanish (VIEP-German, VIEP-French, VIEP-Spanish) or a minor in Chinese (VIEP in China). The program allows students to gain multicultural experience and language proficiency, along with technical engineering skills, and prepares them for careers with one of many international research and manufacturing firms located in the United States or abroad.
Valparaiso University Study Abroad
Choosing to study abroad can be one of the most enriching, fulfilling, interesting and educationally stimulating experiences of your entire life. Spend a semester studying abroad through one of Valparaiso University’s approved programs and receive credit for the classes. Valpo offers programs in Cambridge, England; Reutlingen, Germany; Hangzhou, China; and San Jose, Costa Rica. Information on these or other programs can be found through the Office of International Programs.
Summer International Program
The College of Engineering offers an opportunity for students to take our 1.5 credit course- Ethical Decisions in Engineering (GE 312) in Reutlingen, Germany. This summer course is 3 weeks long and students get one free weekend to travel.
Summer 2017 information
(Summer 2018 information will be uploaded at a later date)
Several campus organizations arrange for trips during spring break and summer. Engineers Without Borders-Valpo has sent students to Africa, Caribbean and Central America to solve problems for villages.
Valparaiso University students come from countries across the globe. Student organizations such as Valparaiso International Student Association (VISA) allow students to build relationships with people throughout the world.