Padnos International Center

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

Raised travel advisory suspends study abroad programs in Italy

Grand Valley has suspended its study abroad programs in Italy and asked students there to return to the U.S. due to travel advisories related to the coronavirus.

Feb 29, 2020

Coronavirus impacting study abroad programs, local economy

Grand Valley's Padnos International Center has canceled this semester's study abroad programs in South Korea due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and asked one student currently there to return to the U.S. soon.

Feb 26, 2020

University named Top Producing Institution for number of Fulbright scholars

Grand Valley was named a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for the number of faculty members who teach and conduct research overseas.

Feb 10, 2020

Faculty member, former CDC researcher brings expertise on coronavirus to class

Like other universities around the country, Grand Valley continues to monitor the coronavirus and its global impact.

Feb 5, 2020