Services and Hours

Padnos International Center

The Padnos International Center (PIC) serves Grand Valley State University students in three primary ways.  PIC promotes, advises, and administers study abroad and internship opportunities for students in over 4,000 locations globally.  PIC also provides orientation materials, immigration support, advising services, programming, and other resources for the growing international student population.  Lastly, PIC sponsors and co-sponsors on-campus events aimed at internationalizing and educating the campus community.

In addition to these academic services for students, the Padnos International Center is eager to serve faculty and staff in their international endeavors. Please visit the faculty/staff section of our website to learn more about ways in which our services and programs can deepen and broaden the internationalization of faculty/staff work, teaching and research.

PIC Mission

To engage the University in meaningful international experiences which foster an appreciation and awareness of diverse cultures, people, and ideas.

Other Services:
Passport Photos
PIC offers two passport-size photos for $2 for faculty, staff, and students. This service is available on a walk-in basis during office hours.

Hours of Operation

The Padnos International Center is located in Lake Ontario Hall room 130 and is open:
Monday-Friday from 8-5 and Wednesday from 8-7. 

Please call 616-331-3898 to schedule an appointment, or stop in for advising any time!


Page last modified August 9, 2012