Get Involved

One of the best ways to continue your experience is to get and stay involved here at Valpo and in your own community. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  1. Get involved with, or start, a student organization with an international focus.
  2. Make an effort to get to know international students studying at Valpo and engage in conversations about culture by attending Gandhi-King Center events, VISA events, or talking to others and sharing experiences, for example.
  3. Volunteer in Valpo or in your home community.
  4. Consider international work or volunteer experiences during breaks and/or after graduation.

Volunteer or work for the Office of Global Education

We are always looking for enthusiastic returnees to help us promote our programs by sharing their experiences. There are many events through the year. If you would like to volunteer to help us with one of these events, email global.education@valpo.edu. The Office of Global Education may also reach out to you directly for large events such as the Study Abroad Fair, where we rely heavily on returnee participation. If you are willing and able to serve as a Study Abroad Advocate for your program, and for study abroad in general, be sure to reach out to our office. In addition to helping with events, Advocates will be listed as peer contacts for those considering, or preparing to go abroad.

The Office of Global Education and the Gandhi-King Center also has paid student positions. These hourly positions offer valuable work experience in a fun, fast-paced environment. Open position announcements will go out over email and/or through Handshake. For more information on job requirements and duties, or when positions are likely to be open, contact the Office of Global Education at global.education@valpo.edu.