/ 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 student-only orientation activities and others involve your whole family. While your son or daughter is participating in the required "Explore Michigan" program, families are entertained in West Michigan and Chicago as described below.

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

  • All activities described below are free of charge. To confirm your participation in the International Family Orientation, please be sure to complete the registration by July 19.
  • Travel to Hope is at your own expense.
  • Hotel accommodations are listed in your email invitation as well as on the registration form.

International Family Welcome Week

August 2020

Detailed schedule coming soon!