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.
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.
Guaranteed housing in homestay, including three meals a day
Computer/internet access at the Center for Modern Languages
Transcript from Central College, a U.S. institution fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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 Office of Global Education as early as possible. It's never too early to start planning. Almost all Valpo students can participate in this program without delaying graduation if they plan carefully with their academic advisor.
The application is facilitated online through the Terra Dotta application management software. Upon beginning your application, you will be able to view requirements to complete an application laid out in a to-do list style page. Once an item is complete, a check box will be marked so you can easily identify which items are still outstanding.
Once all items are marked off, you will be able to submit your application. If you have any questions about the application, please contact the office at email@example.com or stop in.
Meeting with Study Abroad Advisor
$75 Application Fee
Read & E-sign Visa Application Responsibility
Submit your Study Abroad Course Planning Worksheet
Electronic Signature Consent
General Academic Recommendation
Academic Advisor Form
Application deadlines: **EARLY Deadlines for Spring Semester!:
Academic Year & Fall semester: March 1 (the semester prior to the term abroad)
Spring semester: mid-Sept (the semester prior to the term abroad)
Applications will be reviewed by the language department alongside the Office of Global Education staff after the deadline has passed. Once a decision has been made, applicants will be notified via their Valpo e-mail.
Students are welcome to meet with the program advisor at any time to assist with planning. Students are able and encouraged to start planning well before they would complete an application, and it's very common that they are working with study abroad staff a semester, or even a year or two beforehand. It's important for them to understand how study abroad courses will fit into their degree program, and start considering cost and funding information and the initial scholarship search.
Click the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page to begin an application.
Once students are officially accepted, post-acceptance items will also be facilitated through the Terra Dotta software in the same fashion, though additional requirements may be requested via e-mail. It's important to the Office of Global Education's preparation process that students are engaged throughout the process and being mindful of all requirements, shared information, and deadlines.
All study abroad program participants are required to complete pre-departure orientation. This will include a mix of online modules and information as well as meetings to ensure students are as prepared as possible. Of course, students are welcome to meet with their study abroad advisor as many times as they'd like to ensure they are on track and things are clear and to ask questions as they come up.
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
Erin Kunert - Director of Global Education Office: Gandhi-King Center, Union 2nd floor
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (219) 464-5333
*****Check out our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more fun info and photos of our current students and past students abroad!
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.