In recent weeks there has been a flurry of international activity within Hope's network of 31,000 alumni living in all 50 states and over 80 countries around the world.
The Celtic May Term in Glasgow, the Management May Term in London, the Vienna Summer School in Austria, and both the “Sacred and Profane” Music June Term in England and the Management June Term programs in London have all partnered with the Alumni Association through events, guest lectures and alumni visits.
On June 16, 60 members of the Hope network gathered in London for an evening event combining local alumni, visiting faculty and multiple groups of Hope students studying in the area.
In addition, Hope hosted an event in Shanghai on Friday, June 21 for alumni, current and incoming students and their families, and friends. Over 35 people came out for this first ever alumni gathering in Shanghai. New families were welcomed into the Hope community as the evening affirmed Hope connections and the importance of international education to the mission of the college. A few days later, on Tuesday, June 25, 20 Hope alumni and friends gathered in Seoul, South Korea to celebrate Hope’s connections there.
Some tangible examples of these connections include:
As students, faculty, alumni, parents, friends and prospective students gather for meaningful encounters, these intentional connections leave Hope students with rich experiences and a new understanding of the power of an alumni network around the world.