Aurora Franzon ’24 – Denver Urban Semester

Hello everyone! My name is Aurora Franzon, and I have been blessed with the opportunity to study in Denver, Colorado. I am a junior studying Communications with a passion for learning and serving others. I am from Whitehall, Michigan and will be graduating in 2024.

While I am in Denver I will be fulfilling my internship requirement at Denver Rescue Mission, working with their communication and events team. Ever since the Immersion trip I went on through Hope College Campus Ministries I have felt the pull to work with people who are struggling, specifically with their homes.

I am really looking forward to spending a semester in Denver. Although it is not outside of the U.S. it will still be a very new and different experience than what I am used to. As someone who really likes the snow, I know, I’m weird, I look forward to having snow, but also having sun. Denver has always been a place I have wanted to go and I am excited for this opportunity. On campus I am involved with Campus Ministries, the Phelp Scholars Program, COMM club, and have two on-campus jobs.

I look forward to documenting my experiences and sharing them with you!

Aurora Franzon

Aurora’s Recent Posts

  • Denver Memories to Last a Lifetime!
    Denver has been one of the biggest adventures I have ever taken on. From being 18 hours away from home, living in a big city for the first time, to having an incredible internship. Nothing could have prepared me for this!
  • The Impact of Denver Rescue Mission
    If someone would have told me four months ago how hard it would be to leave my internship I would not have believed them.
  • Final Adventures
     The bad news is, time flies. The good news is, you are the pilot. Michael Altshuler These past couple of weeks have been crazy trying to get homework assignments finished …