At Hope College, we understand that the world is so much bigger than the few blocks our campus sits on. Join us and become a student of the world.

A Tradition of Travel

Hope College began hosting educational tours for alumni and friends in the 1960s. The integration of education with Hope faculty and the opportunity to connect with friends from the Hope community sets our programs apart.

If you are a Hope graduate, parent, HASP member or friend of the college and have a desire to travel, learn, expand your worldview and connect with the Hope community — then our Global Travel Program is for you.

We custom-design many of our programs relying on the expertise of our faculty and staff. Other times we recruit locals and scholars to build educational programs that will provide enriching experiences. Either way, you will gain new insights about the places to which you travel and return home with greater knowledge and understanding of our world.

At the same time, you will be supporting today’s Hope students as they step beyond borders and connect with the global community. Proceeds from the Global Travel Program, as well as gifts from travelers, support the Global Scholars Fund for student off-campus study student grants.

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Hope by the Numbers

  • 30Countries Explored

    The Hope College Global Travel Program has visited at least 30 countries with faculty-led learning programs over the past 25 years.

  • 100%Repeat Travelers

    Every single traveler on our last program said that they would travel with Hope College again and that they would recommend the program to a friend.

  • 100%Exceeding Expectations

    100% of travelers on our last program said that the experience met or exceeded their expectations and that they would recommend the travel program to others.

  • 80+Alumni Abroad

    Hope has 33,000 alumni living in all 50 states and over 80 countries around the world. Connect with their expertise through the global travel program.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.

Mark Twain