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Off-Campus Study & International Student Resources
Transforming Students, Transforming the World

At Hope we strive to provide our students with life-transforming, global experiences. We aim to welcome and engage international students and scholars in the campus community, provide off-campus study opportunities for all students and stimulate conversation surrounding cross-cultural and global issues in and out of the classroom — all of which prepare our students to engage in our local and global communities.  

During Hope College's Day of Giving, you will have the opportunity to support the work of the Fried Center for Global Engagement:

David O. Otai ’12 International Student Resource and Activity Fund

Join us in supporting the international and Third Culture Kid community at Hope! Your gift supports cultural activities such as international student orientation, Explore Michigan, IMAGES: A Reflection of Cultures, and the International Food Fair, as well as other activities that allow the international and TCK community to thrive at Hope — their home away from home. David O. Otai ’12 was an international student from Kenya who died tragically in a plane crash in 2010 prior to his graduation. He was a vibrant part of our global community and was an enthusiastic participant in multiple activities across Hope’s campus. This fund was set up in memory of David for the many lives he touched with his contagious smile and constant joy!

Study Abroad and Off-Campus Study

Off-Campus Study will return in full-force soon, and when it does we want to be ready to support the demand and financial need of every student who wishes to experience these transformative opportunities.

Hope students are able to choose from more than 300 academic off-campus study programs in over 60 countries across six continents. Participating in Off-Campus Study is a valuable part of a well-rounded liberal arts education and it equips our students to lead and serve in our global society. The benefit of Off-Campus Study is not singular. When a student returns to Hope after an off-campus study experience, they are able to engage their peers in the classrooms and residence halls with an expanded worldview. They are also able to share their new perspectives of learning and growth on a more informal basis with their friend and peer groups on campus, cultivating discussions on critical topics such as migration, environmental sustainability and global health. Your gift to this fund encourages and enables Hope students to study off-campus and to explore the world!  

Vienna Summer School

Vienna Summer School offers students a choice of coursework in Austrian art and architecture, intercultural communication, Austrian history, Vienna's musical traditions, empires, cultural anthropology and a Senior Seminar.


Beat Our Best: Faculty/Staff Challenge
We Beat Our Best! Way to go Hope faculty/staff -- you made it happen! We have now beaten last year’s goal of 404 faculty/staff gifts, therefore unlocking a generous additional gift of $xxxx for student scholarships. Thank you for all that you do for the college and for giving to what you love!
404 / 404 Gifts
Departments and Programs Leaderboard
Which areas at Hope College do you love the most? The area with the most gifts takes the lead!
Rank Departments and Programs Donors
1 Hope Fund - Immediate Need 623
2 Hope Forward (Pay It Forward) - Future Need 140
3 Orange and Blue Fund 116
4 Center for Diversity and Inclusion 115
5 Dance 61
6 Engineering 44
7 Chemistry 40
8 Biology 40
9 Communication 36
10 Boerigter Center for Calling and Career 34
11 Hope Summer Repertory Theatre 33
12 Psychology 31
13 Economics and Business 30
14 Kinesiology 27
15 History 26
16 Music 26
17 Theatre 26
18 Nursing 25
19 Education 23
20 Study Abroad /Off-campus 23
21 Campus Ministries 22
22 Phelps Scholars 21
23 Political Science 19
24 Geological and Environmental Science 18
25 Art and Art History 17
26 English 17
27 ExploreHope 16
28 World Languages and Cultures 14
29 Sociology 14
30 Computer Science 14
31 Social Work 13
32 CMS (Center for Ministry Studies) 10
33 Awakening 10
34 Van Wylen Library 10
35 Neuroscience 10
36 Children's After School Achievement (CASA) 10
37 Mathematics and Statistics 9
38 David O. Otai '12 International Student Resource and Activity Fund 9
39 Physics 8
40 Women's and Gender Studies 7
41 Kruizenga Art Museum 6
42 Religion 6
43 Office of Possibilities 5
44 Disablity and Accessibility Resources 5
45 Student Development Program Fund 5
46 Vienna Summer School 5
47 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 4
48 COVID-19 Relief Fund 4
49 Global Studies 2
50 Philosophy 2
51 Emmaus Scholars 2
52 Spring Break Immersion Trips 2
53 Hope Software Institute 2
54 American Ethnic Studies 1
55 Peace and Justice 0
Sororities Leaderboard
Which sorority will make the most gifts? Keep checking to see who will win!
Please select your sorority.
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Sigma Sigma – Sigmas 71
2 Sigma Iota Beta – Sibs 64
3 Delta Phi – Delphi 40
4 Kappa Beta Phi – Dorians 38
5 Alpha Gamma Phi - Alpha Gams 27
6 Kappa Delta Chi - Kappa Chis 10
7 Alpha Phi Zeta – Aletheans 2
Early Bird Challenge
Rise and shine, early birds! Why not start your day with gifts to your favorite areas of Hope? If 25 gifts are made from 3 am to 7 am EST, an anonymous gift of $1,000 will be added to the Hope Fund to help support our area of greatest need - student scholarships.
25 / 25 Gifts
Happy FRI-YAY Challenge
FRI-YAY -- You did it! We have reached 100 gifts, which has earned an additional $2,500 to help support student scholarships. Thank you for supporting Hope’s greatest need!
100 / 100 Gifts
Travel Challenge
Hey, young alumni and current students! Did you study abroad at one or more of the 300 locations Hope offers? A young alumni couple from the Class of 2010 is so grateful for their off-campus study experience that they want to give back in a big way - $1,750! Okay - how can you help? We need 15 or more gifts to unlock this special challenge.
15 / 15 Gifts
Night Owl Challenge
Hello, night owls! Why not end your day with gifts to your favorite areas of Hope? If 50 gifts are made from 10 pm to 3 am EST, a 1965 grad will give $1,000 to the Hope Fund to help support our area of greatest need - student scholarships!
50 / 50 Gifts
Fraternities Leaderboard
Which fraternity will make the most gifts? Keep checking to see who will win!
Please select your fraternity.
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Phi Kappa Alpha – Cosmo 34
2 Chi Phi Sigma – Arcadian 26
3 Phi Tau Nu – Emersonian 24
4 Omicron Kappa Epsilon Frater 23
5 Kappa Eta Nu Knickerbocker 12
6 Alpha Theta Chi – Centurian 6
7 Alpha Kappa Pi – Promethian 2
8 Phi Sigma Kappa - Phi Sigs 1
Young Alumni and Student Challenge
We are so proud. Thanks to our young alumni and students for stepping up to the challenge. A generous 2019 grad just gave an additional $1,900 to help support student scholarships.
50 / 50 Donors
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