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The following organizations are engaged in the exciting work of promoting international understanding, multiculturalism and diversity on campus and among our students around the world:

Behope is a student-led initiative based at Hope College. It seeks to bring hope to orphans and widows in Rwanda while providing Hope students with "real world" opportunities to apply their skills in a developing country. Founded in 2008, Behope aims to foster a mutually beneficial relationship between Hope College and Nibakure Children's Village. NCV became fully operational in August 2011. The village currently houses 19 orphans, 7 caregivers, and supports an additional 11 children from the surrounding community.

Black Student Union
The mission of BSU is to facilitate interaction and heighten awareness of African American history and culture within the Hope College and Holland communities. We work to unite the community by providing educational experiences through the hosting of speakers, dialogues and social functions

Encounter with Cultures
This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the concepts of race, ethnicity, gender, class and other forms of cultural identity and difference in contemporary American society. Students will focus on the backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of several specific American cultural groups, such as African, Asian, Hispanic, Jewish, and Native American.

Engineers Without Borders
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is an interdisciplinary club at Hope College that partners with disadvantaged communities to improve quality of life through implementation of environmentally, equitable, and economically sustainable engineering projects.

French Newsletter
News and commentary from the Hope College French Department.

HAPA - Hope's Asian Perspective Association
The mission of HAPA is to aid the establishment of diversity and to promote awareness on Hope College's campus of an Asian American history, experiences, issues and perspectives. We provide events on the campus that deal with Asian American heritage. We aim to help and stimulate the community of Hope College and strengthen the identity of the Asian American members.

Latino Student Organization
The mission of LSO is to promote an understanding of the Latino culture in the Hope College and Holland communities. We hope to do this by introducing others to the richness of various Latino cultures throughout activities and programs.

Model UN
The Hope College Model United Nations (HCMUN) program is based on the structure of the United Nations of New York City. HCMUN is organized and run by Hope College students who annually produce the largest conference of its kind in the state of Michigan.




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