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.
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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.
Don't miss upcoming Study Abroad Fairs to learn more about our programs, including this one! OIP Study Abroad hosts two fairs per year ahead of each application cycle. Current fair information is below.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm in the CCLIR Community Room: Featuring programs Spring semester and Spring Break 2020 Friday, February 1, 2019 from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm in the CCLIR Community Room: Featuring Academic Year 2019-2020, Fall 2019 semester and Summer 2019 programs
Valpo Application Requirements and Deadlines
You must have at least sophomore standing, cumulative GPA of 2.5, 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.
Applications for our programs will open in January 2019. The deadline to apply for Fall and Academic Year 2019programs will be March 1, 2019. 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 email.
See the Budget Sheet above.
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.
Start your scholarships & funding search as early as possible so that you are able to plan and ensure you are able to meet any deadlines. Your study abroad advisor can also help you with brainstorming potential resources as well.
Program Contact Information
Study Abroad Advising
Cherelle Dunn - Study Abroad Assistant
Office: Gandhi-King Center, Union 2nd floor
Phone: (219) 464-5333
Book an appointment: study.abroad.edu
Contact Cherelle with administrative questions about application, registration, program cost, etc.
Academic Contacts:Brian Zylstra - Associate Director of Study Abroad Central College
Phone: (641) 628-5641, Box 0140
Resident Director (Granada): Veronica Garcia Montero
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.