A New Beginning

The first week of my junior year is over! Before this year started, I already felt that this was going to be a tough year. This is my schedule for this semester:schedule

The number of the courses is not really too bad; all of these classes are very hard and have a lot of assignments. So my point is that if you choose the right major, you will have a very rich college life 🙂

This year, we have around 50 international and third-culture students. As the orientation assistant for international students, I had the chance to go to the Explore MI trip with them. It was so much fun! When I was a freshman, I went to the exactly same places, so this trip really reminded me of my freshman life.

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We went to three cool places: a camp, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and Mackinac Island! It was so much fun.

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
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Bye, Mackinac Island

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The international student community is a significant part of our college. Many of the domestic students are from either Michigan or Illinois, so it is kind of cool to have students from different cultures.

The week of Orientation was amazing. There were a lot of events going on. The Groovin’ in the Grove was one of the coolest thing here. Around 1500 people attended the event. Check out a short video I recorded:

I am so surprised that our college band is so professional.

The last thing… Our Phelps Dining Hall was refurbished!!! See the photos:

It is like a restaurant now, isn’t it?

Well, these are all I want to share this week. Please let me know if you want to know more about Hope College. Drop me an email at: xiaodong.wu@hope.edu and follow me on Twitter 🙂

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Hope College Alumni, Class of 2016. B.Sc in Electrical Engineering. M.Sc in Interactive Arts & Technology (Simon Fraser University, Canada). Go Hope! www.xavierwu.com

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