This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of my (4th?!) visit to Hope and the first visit of my senior year of high school. I participated in the Hope College Fly-in Weekend offered to those students who live in states that do not touch the border of Michigan (if you want more information about Fly-in weekends, click here). This was the first time I had ever flown by myself, which ended up being a great experience and really helpful when I ended up having to fly alone a few more times since then.
This visit was my first taste of what being a Hope student was really like — the overnight component helped me make a much more informed decision. Between one night of a donut run and the next night a movie night in Gilmore Hall watching She’s the Man, it helped me picture my life as a Hope student.
Even if the Fly-in visit is not an option for you, I would highly suggest checking out options for overnight stays. Not only is it a great way to picture your life here, but it was also it fun to attend campus this fall and see my host student again. She was so sweet and helped me out with the first few weeks of getting adjusted to campus life after I saw her at the Chapel service one day!
If you have more questions about what it’s like to attend a school far away from home, overnight stays, or anything else that may be crossing your mind, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep up with campus life and follow me on Twitter @hopesophie17.
Hope to see you on campus soon!