Guatemala Immersion: Integrating Academics, Service, Vocation, and Faith

Contributed by Regan Postma-Montaño Caitlin Skiba ’19 plays with children while their mothers learn to sew at the women’s social work site. Photo: Regan Postma-Montaño This spring break, 19 Hope College students and I headed to Magdalena Milpas Altas, Guatemala on a 9-day adventure in Spanish language, Guatemalan cultures, service learning, vocational discernment, and faith […]

Portraits of Early Graduates | A Reflection on Hope’s Japanese Heritage

Konnichiwa! My name is Andy Nakajima. I teach Japanese at Hope College. Did you know that the 1/3 of the graduating class of 1879 was Japanese? You may not be able to believe it, but it is true. (Hope College had 6 graduates of that year and 2 of them were Japanese, so technically 1/3! […]

Reflecting on Faculty-Student Collaborative Research at the Library of Congress

Last Fall 2016, students Sara Plohetski (Spanish Ed.), Brian Molhoek (Sociology/Spanish) and I applied for a library Library of Congress Faculty Student Research grant with the purpose of creating a digital map showcasing the myriad of ways in which three of the most culturally productive Latin American cities –Buenos Aires, Mexico City, and Rio de […]

Looking Back on my Semester in Shanghai

Contributed by Titus Theis (’19) Shanghai as one of the world’s fastest changing metropolitan has not only broadened my world view but also given me the opportunity to observe the clashing and merging of Easter and Western cultures. The completion of Disney Land in Shanghai signifies China’s increasing openness toward western entertainments, it also allowed […]