/ Paul G. Fried Center for Global Engagement

International Family Welcome Week

Hope College is pleased to welcome the families of new international students and U.S. citizens living outside the United States.

It’s a privilege to host you and introduce you to the people who will support and mentor your student in the important years ahead. By the end of the International Family Orientation, you’ll have a new group of friends — at the college and around the world.

These special events and activities are planned with your family in mind. Some take place during students’ orientation activities and others involve your whole family. Since your son/daughter will participate in the required International & TCK Pre-Orientation and spend the weekend of August 19–21 traveling in Northern Michigan on the “Explore Michigan” program, led by the Fried Center for Global Engagement, families are entertained in West Michigan and Chicago as described below.

Parents, as you plan your visit to Holland, please remember:

  • All activities are free of charge.
  • Travel to Hope is at your expense.
  • Hotel accomodation options are listed in your email invitation as well as the arrival form.

2018 Schedule Announced Soon