Immigration Lawyer Lecture on February 7, 2017

On February 7, a lecture by a former Hope College student took place in the in Mass about the Immigration Law and current political situation regarding immigrants. The lecture was divided into three sections, Immigration Law, Refugee and Asylum Law, and How do we protect refugees? I found the first part the most fascinating and …

Global Ambassador Program: International Film Screening

For the past three or four weeks, I have been a member of the Global Ambassador Program for the international center at Hope. Our goal is to raise awareness and interest in studying abroad. In the case you are interested in this program, you have to study abroad, which is a requirement. Currently, we have …

Senior Struggle #4: Being Prepared

Happy Monday, Readers! Welcome back to talking about topics that seniors struggle with especially during these last few months before graduation. This week’s topic: being prepared. Whether its being prepared for class by having your homework done, being prepared for the days you don’t get home until after 12 hours, or being prepared for what comes after …

Senior Struggle #1: Time for the Breakdown Chair

Happy Monday, friends! It’s a good day to stay inside and read a book, watch some Netflix or perhaps… write a blog! In case you don’t know, the theme of my blogs for this semester is “Senior Fears/Struggles” and the more I’ve been dwelling on this theme, the more fears/struggles I can think of. The …

Intensive Spanish for Business Students

Coming back to my classes, this class was the only one I did not take through FEN or University of Chile. It was provided by the organization that I managed the whole the semester abroad. Comparing it to my previous Spanish classes, it was very different. We had only one workbook. We did not have a …

Internship: Planet Expat

I was lucky enough to find an internship while studying abroad. I found out about a company called Planet Expat, which is a headhunter company that works with startups mainly in United States and Europe. They do some other things, like coaching program, but matching students with internships abroad is their main focus. I worked …

Combining Senior Seminar and Sabbath

Hello Readers! Hope your week is going well, I know mine is off to a crazy start! School is going well. I’m busy, involved, and loving every second of this intense semester, but one of the things I didn’t expect to love so much is the classwork (crazy, I know, since the sole reason I’m …

Taking the “Under” out of “Undergraduate”

The letter came in early March to my mailbox in the mailroom: the letterhead of a college that is different from Hope. It’s red and white (thank goodness, not maroon and gold… sorry to all of you Calvin fans) and it’s 229.5 miles from my cozy apartment east of campus. And what it had inside …

Cesar Chavez Lecture Given by Hope College Dean Alfredo Gonzalez

On March 31, I went to the Cesar Chavez Lecture given by the Dean Alfredo Gonzales in the Maas Auditorium. The lecture was about 1 hour long and Dean Gonzalez made a very interesting point. I did not write down every single word of what he said, but here is a paraphrase of one of …

Learning Something New Everyday

Sure, college is a place you go to learn. You go into it with an idea of what you want to do or a plan of figuring out what you want to do and then focusing your studies to reach your goals. If you go to a liberal arts college, like Hope, you have the …