While the focus of the program is on academics, there is always room for fun! SGLI wants to ensure that students enjoy their time at Valparaiso University. We offer various activities that are open for the students to participate in as well as trips to places both far and near.The following is a list of activities and field trips we offer for our summer study programs. Program activities and field trips may vary.

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Through progressive exercises known as team-building, one can learn the proper skills not only to be a leader and effectively communicate on many levels but also to work strongly with others in a team-based environment. The focus of these exercises and events is to bring out the best of each individual and to assess each individual’s leadership ability so that future sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of each participant. This concept of leadership through team-building is an intensely American concept and exposes each participant to the American business concept of organizational development.

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Previous Field Trips

  • Cinemark Movie Theater
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Michigan Avenue
  • Michigan City Lighthouse Place Premium Outlet Mall
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Navy Pier
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Valparaiso International Center
  • Water Tower Place
  • Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower)