Welcome to Hope College!
We are so excited that you will be joining us and becoming a part of the international community at Hope College! We hope the following information is helpful to you as you prepare for your time at Hope College.
Please become familiar with this important information which will help you prepare for your arrival to Hope College and submit the necessary forms as soon as possible.
Please feel free to contact the staff of the Fried International Center at any point to have your questions answered. Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you on campus very soon!
Incoming international students are required to participate in the International Student Orientation. To see additional information about the international student orientation, please visit: International & TCK Orientation
Your family and friends will want to send you letters soon after you arrive. They should send mail to you at the Fried International Center. The mailing address is:
Fried International Education Center
257 Columbia Ave.
Holland, MI 49423
Although this address may seem a bit long, it will ensure prompt, accurate delivery of letters and packages, whether sent by regular post (U.S. Postal Service here) or private delivery (e.g. UPS, DHL, and Federal Express). Use this address throughout your stay at Hope College instead of your housing assignment. Your room address will change and there is no mail delivery to student housing during school holidays.
IMPORTANT: If you wish to send packages ahead, you may send them addressed to yourself at this address.
Recommended Packing List
Please note that m any of these items can be purchased once you arrive in Holland, Michigan. The International Education Office will organize shopping trips to local stores and shoping centers.
Consider bringing cultural items with you such as traditional clothing, music, recipes, photos and postcards for the many opportunities you will have to share with others where you are from.
Pens and pencils
Pen and pencil holder
Stationary and envelopes
Computer and printer
|For the Bathroom:
Towels and washcloths
Shampoo and conditioner
Soap and dish
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Comb and brush
Razor and refill blades
Sanitary pads and tampons
Prescription and medications
|For the Bedroom :
Sheets (36"x80") and pillowcases
Comforter and blankets
Dry erase board and markers
Stereo and CDs or MP3 player
|Just For Fun:
|Things NOT To Bring:
Ornamental alcohol containers
(collectable alcoholic beverage
containers, empty or full)