/ Office of the Associate Dean for Global Education

Hope Portal to the World Program

The Hope Portal to the World program sent has 50 faculty on global study tours to enhance global teaching and research. 

Our faculty connected with:

  • Asheshi University in Ghana
  • FLAME University in India
  • American University of Greece
  • John Cabot University in Italy
  • International Christian University in Japan
  • Lingnan University in Hong Kong
  • St. Paul's University in Kenya
  • Zhejiang University, Taizhou University and Hangzhou Normal University in China
  • NGOs in Zhengzhou, China
  • Kyung Hee University in South Korea
2019 Trips
  • Dr. Virginia Beard and four faculty to Kenya: "Globalizing Hope's Curriculum: Partnerships in Africa in Liberal Arts and Ecumenical Focus"
  • Dr. Deborah Sturtevant and four faculty to Greece: "The Human Story of the Global Gateway"
  • Dr. Deirdre Johnston and two faculty to Hong Kong: "Lingnan University Service Learning Opportunities"
  • Dr. Jianhua Li and four faculty to China: "Building Bridges between Hope and Chinese Universities for Collaborative Teaching & Research"
  • Dr. Choonghee Han and four faculty to South Korea and Japan: "Demystifying the Complexities: an Exploration of South Korean History, Culture, and Socio-Politics"
  • Drs. Kathy Winnet-Murray and Greg Murray and three faculty to Costa Rica: "Research and Resources in the 'Rich Coast,' Costa Rica"
  • Drs. Steven Maiullo and Chad Carlson and three faculty to Italy and Greece: “Body Culture and Human Embodiment through Sport and Art"
2018 Trips
  • India Rising (July 28–August 11, 2018) led by Dr. Annie Dandavati (Political Science)
    • Faculty participants included: Dr. Brian Bodenbender (geology), Dr. Alyssa Cheadle (psychology), Dr. Marcus Fila (business), Dr. Roger Nemeth (sociology), Mr. Richard Perez (theater)
  • Mexican Colonial and Modern Art, History and Popular Culture (July 2–8, 2018) led by Dr. Maria Andre (Spanish)
    • Faculty participants included: Dr. Renata Fernandez-Dominguez (Spanish), Dr. Heidi Kraus (art), Mr. Charles Mason (The Margaret Feldmann Kruizenga Curator)
  • Business, Development, Culture and African Studies – Exploring Collaborative Initiatives withAshesi University and University of Ghana (June 9–21, 2018) led by Dr. Ernest Cole (English)
    • Faculty participants included: Dr. Gerald Griffin (biology and psychology), Dr. Temple Smith (sociology), Dr. Joel Toppen (political science)