Explore Programs & Apply

Valpo offers around 40 unique study abroad programs including long-term programs over Fall and Spring semester, full Academic Year, and short-term programs that are mainly faculty-led and run over Spring Break or Summer.

Applications open early the semester you would go abroad. For Summer, Fall and Academic Year programs, applications open in January with a March 1 deadline. Spring and Spring Break programs open in August with an October 1 deadline.

While your term may not yet be open to apply, you are strongly encourage to review program information early and plan ahead. Get started on your own adventure by clicking the button below to create your OGE account and set up your profile.

  • If you’re planning ahead and still working on comparing options, the program matching feature will help identify programs that fit your specific needs and interests. From there you can begin an application if you’d like or return at a later time.
  • If you already know your intended program and you’re ready to apply you can use the search feature and hit Apply Now!

The Office of Global Education understands that privacy is an important issue and we take our role in protecting your privacy seriously. The following outlines what we collect, what it’s used for, and how we protect your privacy when you interact with our website, program information, application and matching software, submit information through our forms, and/or participate in our programs.

Valparaiso University maintains full privacy and information security policies, which the Office of Global Education adheres to. These include:

https://www.valpo.edu/general-counsel/files/2015/12/gramm-leach-bliley.pdf

https://confluence.valpo.edu/display/POL/GDPR+Privacy+Statement

The information below is intended to refer to specific information and data collection/use by the Office of Global Education.

What information do we collect?

We generally collect information in the following ways.

For Valparaiso University community members with University log-in credentials, by logging in and setting up a profile, some information will automatically be collected from information you already have on file within the campus information system(s). This information may include:

  • Name
  • ID number
  • Valpo e-mail address
  • Date of Birth
  • Sex
  • Academic information such as major/minor, year in school, academic advisor, cumulative GPA

Additionally there will be self-entry fields for users to input information themselves. For non-Valpo users, the information above will also be collected by self-entry in addition to the information listed below. This information may include:

  • Contact information
  • Passport information
  • Transcripts and other academic records
  • Self-disclosure form submissions

Why do we collect this information?

The information collected is used for the sole purpose of preparing and supporting travelers. By logging in and setting up a profile and providing your information to us, you consent to receive information and updates from the Office of Global Education. If you do not wish to provide us with your personal information, you are not required to do so; however, while you may still access the website, certain services may not be available to you.

None of the information we gather is sold, rented, traded, modified, or shared with any third parties who are not directly involved n the delivery of your program. This information is only used internally by Office of Global Education and Valparaiso University administrators or partners in the locations of our programs so that they may better understand your needs and provide a better service.

Occasionally, we may include or offer third party products or services. For example, if you choose to complete an application for a program, to submit the application fee online you may be transferred to a website operated by a third party processor and be required to provide financial and other personal information to that third party processor for the purpose of submitting payment.

As another example, you may decide to connect with us through social media tools such as Instagram or Facebook, which are provided by third parties. Any collection, processing, or use of information by such third party is subject to that third party’s terms of use and privacy policy. Please consult their privacy statements for more information on their specific policies on collection and use of personal information.

Sharing your Information

We abide by Valparaiso University, FERPA and GDPR requirements. Only as needed, and within specified limited purposes consistent with the consent provided, we may share your personal information with:

  • Our internal Office of Global Education staff
  • Our Valparaiso University faculty and staff
  • Host or home universities and institutions or partner program providers/affiliates
  • Transit or travel authorities
  • Hotels, homestay partners, student housing partners
  • Medical professionals
  • Legal authorities

Personal information may be disclosed where an individual has consented to the disclosure, or when the disclosure is done in the best interest of the individual, such as in the case of a medical emergency, a serious and imminent threat to a person’s life, health or safety, a requirement under law or authorized by law, or a requirement for an enforcement body.

Valparaiso University establishes contracts with all third party organizations and host institutions affirming they will abide by the same regulations and principles. In alignment with US and GDPR, Valparaiso University and the Office of Global Education takes all reasonable and appropriate measures to protect your data from unauthorized access, disclosure, loss, use, modification, or other misuse. The Office of Global Education also consistently securely destroys hard copies of personal information that is no longer required.

Program Information Direct Links

View current program offering information by clicking on the program brochure visitor link. STUDENTS: To go through the program matching process or begin an application, you must click the brown “Explore & Get Started Here!” button above.

Valpo Global Education Program Cost Information

Please consult the linked document below to find budget sheets for all active Valpo abroad programs. Scroll through the sheets to find the program you are looking for and easily compare program cost information.

Cost Sheets – 2021-2022