Hope College is located in Holland, Michigan. It is a quiet, slow and elegant town, consisting of only three main streets. The most impressive thing to me is the strong community. Local people seem to know each other, build a close relationship, and support each other very well.
-- Liao Wenheng, Hope College 2010-11
Reading the original philosophical works instead of secondary books is a big difference between American and Chinese education systems. We learned more by knowing what the author's own words are. We can have confidence to argue and discuss with anybody.
I feel so lucky to be able to come here and enjoy the Hope College community life. With such a carefree environment, each person can devote him or herself to pursue what is his or her life goals, which I think is a great external good (in Aristotle's sense).
--Sun Huijuan, Hope College 2010-11
We enjoy much freedom. We cooked for ourselves as we don't like American food very much. We can buy almost every cooking material we need in Holland or Grand Rapids. Everyone we know here is very friendly and ready to help us any time. Professor Dell'olio is very kind and patient. He invited us to his house to celebrate festivals like Thanksgiving and Christmas. We became friends with international students from Vietnam, Japan, Korea, UK, France, Germany, and nations in Middle East.
--Wei Yi, Hope College 2010-11
My experience at Baylor offered me such an amazing chance to study western philosophy in the U.S. The campus is very beautiful, the facilities and libraries are great, and the philosophy department is a great community. I really feel at home here. I especially love the philosophy courses. The faculty's teaching is excellent. The question-oriented course gave me quite a fresh experience of philosophy class. And I know that my life has been changed by this program.
--Mengyao Yan, Baylor University 2010-11
Academic training and friendship have been the most prominent during my Calvin year. Concerning academics, all the reading materials are the primary texts. We are expected to face up those greatest minds directly with boldness, which is the most precious thing typically possessed by philosophical undergraduates. Concerning friendship, the professors, students and everyone else form a tender and caring net. During my time at Calvin, I have experienced friendships that make me a better person.
--Yuan Yuan, Calvin College 2010-11