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Hope offers more than 200+ 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 International Center or stop by the MMC 109 to meet with the staff or peer advisors. They would love to help!

The Fried International Center 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?

 

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100% Pure New Zealand

Beautiful scenery and incredible wine at Cable Bay Winery in Waiheke Island. Justin Timberlake hosted a party here recently!

Beautiful scenery and incredible wine at Cable Bay Winery in Waiheke Island. Justin Timberlake hosted a party here recently!

I have been in Middle-earth for a few days now and I have already fallen madly in love. I am convinced there is no city comparable to Auckland. One minute you’re walking down Queen Street (similar to Michigan Avenue in Chicago I’d say) and then the next you’re at the ferry port overlooking dozens of islands scattered across the horizon. New Zealand is truly remarkable.

Woke up at 6:00 a.m. on the last day on Waiheke Island. Climbed some big hills for a jaw-dropping view.

Woke up at 6:00 a.m. on the last day on Waiheke Island. Climbed some big hills for a jaw-dropping view.

Adjusting to the cultural differences hasn’t been too challenging. Adjusting to 75 and sunny everyday hasn’t been too challenging either! Every day I wander the city and find new things to do. The Auckland Domain is located directly behind my apartment and it is the oldest park in the city. There is delicious, fresh sushi all over the city. The ferry rates are fairly priced (unlike everything else in Auckland) and it will take you to islands all over the region. For orientation with IES, our study abroad provider, we had a two day trip to Waiheke Island. We were welcomed by Maori men and women, the indigenous people of New Zealand. Throughout the trip we explored the island, kayaked around the bay, ate delicious food, drank ridiculously priced beer at a local pub, and more! It was a perfect way to kick off my time in New Zealand!

Ferry ride from downtown Auckland to a place called Davenport. Great beaches over there!

Ferry ride from downtown Auckland to a place called Davenport. Great beaches over there!

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