On-Site Office & Staff

Lorna is a native Chilean who was born right outside of Valparaiso in a town called Quilpué. She studied Chef Management at Universidad de Valparaiso but has a heart for college-aged students and working with different mission groups.  In 2005, Lorna participated with "Youth with a Mission" in Buenos Aires, Argentina, doing a Discipleship Training School. That experience changed her view about missions and about her perspective of God.

A native of Valparaiso, Chile, Roxanna has been teaching at the university level for many years.  She attended the Catholica Universidad Valparaiso and received degrees in both Journalism and English Literature.   She has also spent time in New York studying journalism and very much enjoys interacting with American students.  She encourages everyone to spend time in another country and become an active member of a community.  Roxanna and her husband, Rodrigo, have a young son, Joel.

Lizette Arredondo is a native Chilean born in Valparaíso. She studied English Teaching at Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. Lizette has worked for the International Exchange Program of Universidad Católica de Valparaíso teaching Spanish as a second language and assisting international students from different parts of the world. She enjoyed helping students during their study abroad experience and is a great asset to Veritas.

Lizette is eager to help students; her enthusiasm and casual demeanor make students feel comfortable in seeking her help both as a friend and as an advisor.


(View from the office)

Students are encouraged to visit the Veritas facilities during regular weekday business hours to check e-mail, receive tutoring, obtain travel advice, or to practice speaking Spanish and visit with the Veritas staff.

TheVeritas office is conveniently located directly across from the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso's main building and only a five-minute walk from the ocean. This office is the primary location for student support and is located in a large house with classrooms, computer/internet workstations, a kitchen, and a lounge area available for Veritas students. General office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 7:00pm.

Kitchen facilities

5 computer/internet stations and wireless internet connection

Two medium-sized classrooms/meeting rooms (capacity of 15 students each)

One small classroom (capacity of 7 students)

2 televisions with VCRs

Lounge area with couches and a library of academic and travel resources