Padnos International Center

GVSU ranks sixth nationally for number of students who study abroad

Grand Valley was ranked sixth nationally in its category for the number of students who studied abroad in 2018-2019, according to the Institute of International Education.

Jan 14, 2021


TRIO programs built to support first-generation students show high retention rates

TRIO is one example of how Grand Valley supports first-generation students.

Dec 8, 2020


Schaub named dean of Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Mark Schaub was named dean of the college after serving as acting and interim dean since February 2019.

Nov 3, 2020


Now doctoral student, GVSU graduate will give presentation for Kutsche Office of Local History

GVSU graduate Dani Willcutt took a winding path to a doctoral degree program at Michigan State University that merges her two passions -- history and food.

Nov 3, 2020


Decision to stay overseas during quarantine turns into business opportunity for student

Senior Nate Anderson already has an answer when potential employers ask him about adversity during a job interview. Anderson, who will graduate in April with a bachelor's degree in marketing, said he will talk about the challenges of spending COVID-19 quarantine in a country 9,000 miles from home.

Oct 20, 2020


International education takes on new look as winter study abroad programs are suspended

Grand Valley's Padnos International Center has suspended study abroad programs for the winter semester due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns.

Sep 10, 2020


Pandemic forces some international students to start fall semester in their home countries

Grand Valley's international students truly reflect their global roots as some new students are starting fall semester classes remotely from Mexico, Tanzania, Ghana and other countries.

Aug 31, 2020


Students studying Spanish complete virtual exchange with partner university in Chile, exchange serves as pilot for fall

Students studying Spanish during the Spring 2020 semester participated in a virtual language and cultural exchange with students learning English at a partner university, the University of Bio-Bio, in Chillan, Chile.

Jul 28, 2020


International students on campus and in area stay busy, upbeat

Some international students who remain on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic find routine, humor and family connections help to lighten their days.

Apr 1, 2020


PIC earns national recognition for increasing study abroad diversity

The Padnos International Center was recognized nationally for its efforts to increase the diversity of students who participate in study abroad programs.

Mar 31, 2020