The Office of Global Education

Global Education

Take a look through our programs by clicking Explore Programs & Apply.

From there you can browse current offerings, and begin an application. Application are now being accepted for Spring 2022, Spring Break 2022, and Winter Break 2021/2. Contact us with questions anytime.

If you are looking to make an appointment to discuss future study abroad plans in more detail, please complete the First Time Study Abroad Advising Form. This will provide us with important information, including your availability so we can schedule a meeting with you. It’s never too early to start talking and planning! We’re happy to talk with you no matter where you are in the process.

For all general inquires, please e-mail global.education@valpo.edu and a staff member will assist you.

Hours & Location

Located in the Gandhi-King Center in the Harre Union – 2nd floor glass suite above the main welcome desk.

Fall Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm

Advising is available by appointment (fill out the advising form above) or during our walk-in advising times:

Tuesdays: 9 am – 12 pm or 2-4 pm

Thursdays: 9 am – 12 pm

Other times by appointment only. Virtual appointments and in-person meetings are available.

Contact us:

Phone: 1.219.464.5333, opt 2. for Global Education (available during business hours)

Email: global.education@valpo.edu


According to national statistics for higher education students in the United States:

  • Study Abroad students have higher graduation rates and significantly higher rates for graduating in four years (globaledresearch.com; umabroad.umn.edu).
  • 97% of Study Abroad students found a job within 12 months of graduation (compared to the rest of the student body with only 49%) (studyabroad.ucmerced.edu).
  • Study Abroad students have 25% higher starting salaries (studyabroad.ucmerced.edu).
  • 90% of Study Abroad alumni were accepted into first- or second-choice graduate school (studyabroad.ucmerced.edu).

International experience is highly valued. Valpo is committed to empowering students to lead and serve in a global society.

Take some time to explore this website and learn about Study Abroad, ways our office can support you, and the different programs and options that are available to you. We are here to help every step of the way. Never hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns.

Check out more study abroad content!

Study Abroad Blog: Every semester current study abroad students share their experiences by contributing to our study abroad blog. Take a look to see what current students are doing, or browse by location to learn more about the experience in program you might be interested in.

Study Abroad Video: Check out this video from the Office of Global Education (https://youtu.be/GqzLdDqTsfs) for more information about our programs and how to get started with the application process. You can also hear firsthand accounts from students who have studied abroad about how they chose their program as well as how they have benefitted from their time abroad. Additionally, these accounts are a testament to how accessible study abroad programs are, both academically and financially.