Hope offers more than 300+ programs in over 60 countries for off-campus study.  Freiburg, Santiago, Tokyo, St. Petersburg, Seville, Rabat, Paris, Valparaíso, Sydney…. the world is wide open.  Interested in learning more??  Contact the Fried Center for Global Engagement or stop by the MMC 109 to meet with the staff or peer advisors. They would love to help!

The Fried Center for Global Engagement aims to integrate the perspective of international students and scholars into the campus community, to provide off-campus study opportunities for all students, and to stimulate conversation of cross cultural and global issues, all of which contribute to the internationalization of Hope’s campus. This tradition of an international campus began with Hope’s first graduating class of 1879, which was one-third Japanese.

Are you ready to join in the tradition?

Grace
Class of 2023
Public Account Major
John Paul 2 Project - Krakow, Poland

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Hannah
Class of 2022
Psychology Major, Kinesiology Minor
IES Vienna, Austria

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Isabel
Class of 2023
Psychology and Spanish Double Major
CIEE Seville, Spain

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Bella
Class of 2022
Computer Science and French Double Major
IES Nantes, France

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Katy
Class of 2023
Communications Major, Writing and Theatre Double Minor
IES Rome, Italy

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Macie
Class of 2023
Sociology w/ Criminal Justice and Biology Double Major
The Chicago Semester

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Maggie
Class of 2023
Psychology and Spanish Double Major
IES Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Rachael
Class of 2022
English Literature and Japanese Studies Double Major, French Minor
IES Nantes, France

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Ximena

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Yuki
Class of 2022
Business and Psychology Double Major
IES Dublin, Ireland

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