International Student Life at Valpo

International Student Life at Valpo

September 1, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Valparaiso University is a global
University and it’s one that’s becoming more diverse every year. Our
international student office offers cultural events that they can take part
in. Our other university campus communities are also available for the
student whenever they need some kind of help. In the university we ensure that we
take care of our students. Valparaiso University offers more than 70
undergraduate programs and there’s something for everyone. At Valparaiso
University you will find a college of engineering that is nationally ranked.
Our programs are nationally accredited. The College of Business has the highest
accreditation that only 5% of the universities and colleges across the
globe have. But we also have very innovative new programs such as masters in IT, Information Technology, a master’s degree in Cyber Security which very few
universities have. At Valparaiso University our international students have a variety of housing options. Our residence hall rooms are mostly made for
two people. We also have kitchen spaces, a TV space to get together with friends to
watch a movie. Residence Life for international students like me was
creating a home away from home. The RA’s do a super job. The V-line is a free bus
that students can use with their student ID to get around Valparaiso and obtain
access to train lines. The south shore line is a commuter train that runs from
Northern Indiana to downtown Chicago and back. During the weekends I used to go to Chicago with my friends within like an hour or two we just go there and have fun and
come back. Chicago being a truly international city has flights from all
over the world that land in Chicago and that is something that is a great
advantage for our university students. So the Dunes is actually in the National
Park where you go like enjoying just being in nature. My friends I always go
there on the weekends when it’s sunny out. You can like go swimming, can lay by the
beach, you can watch the sunset at the beach, and you can go hiking. Oh the best
thing about Valpo for me is very easy it’s the community. You always feel like
there’s stuff for you to do because you’re with friendly people all around you. And
everybody’s so welcoming and helpful especially for as an
international student you feel very nervous about who you’re going to meet and who you’re going to be spending your time with. And it’s great to walk into this community
and everybody is just so welcoming and friendly and you just fit like you’re
right at home straight away. To me Valpo means high quality education, a
safe community, and a place where you form long lasting friendships