Recent excursions:Historical and cultural sites around Granada, such as the Alhambra that overlooks the city, and the nearby cities of Seville and Córdoba. A three-day trip to Madrid, and a four-day excursion to Morocco in northern Africa.
Housing and meals: All students live with host families, located within walking distance of campus. All meals provided.
Program dates: Fall semester, mid-September -- mid-December. Spring semester, mid-January -- mid-May.
Guaranteed housing in homestay, including three meals a day
Computer/internet access at the Center for Modern Languages
An intercultural workshop, exclusively offered by Central College Abroad
Weekly phonetics and tutorial sessions
Language and culture exchange (optional)
Excursions and cultural events such as a four-day excursion to Morocco
Internship and service-learning opportunities (optional)
On-site resident director and support services
Personal Central College Abroad Advisor for pre-departure support
Optional online pre-departure course
Central College Abroad Student Survival Guide and Parent handbook
International Student ID Card (iNext)
Transcript from Central College, a U.S. institution fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
For many students, scholarship funds make a real difference between participation and staying home. For students who attend a school that is part of Central's cooperative council, additional scholarships are available.
Valpo Application Requirements and Deadlines
**This program has an early deadline!**
You must have at least sophomore standing and at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and have taken at least four semesters of college-level Spanish. You should consult with your academic advisor and the OIP as early as possible. Freshman year is not too early to begin your inquiries about study abroad. Almost all Valpo students can participate in this program without delaying graduation if they plan carefully with their academic advisor.
The deadline to apply for the Spring 2018 Semester will be September 15th. After the deadline, the Office of International Programs study abroad staff will review applications. Once a decision has been made, applicants will be notified via their Valpo e-mail.
Students pay the same tuition and general fee to Valparaiso University for the term(s) abroad. Any scholarships or financial aid apply, except for aid that requires on-campus participation (work-study and some athletic and music scholarships). Housing will be charged at the rate set by Central College.
Program Contact Information
Study Abroad Advising
Erin Kunert- Associate Director of Study Abroad
Office: Gandhi-King Center, Union 2nd floor
Phone: (219) 464-5333
Contact Erin with administrative questions about application, registration, program cost, etc.
Apply for a Passport!
Passports need to be valid for at least six months past the program’s end date. As part of the application, students must upload a copy of a valid passport, or a receipt or similar proof that the student has submitted a passport application. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here.