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  • Locations: Denali, United States; Seward, United States; Sutton, United States
  • Program Terms: June, May
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
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Faculty Leader:  Tim Schoonveld (

Program Dates: May 2018 and June 2018

Location: Anchorage, Alaska (and the surrounding areas)

            Program fee: $2,000*
            Airfare: $500 (Directly billed with program fee)
            Tuition cost: 2 ($1050) or 4 ($2100) credit hours
            Total: $3550 or $4600
  *Program fee covers all food,lodging and excursions from leaving Hope until return)

Course Options - 2 or 4 credits (choose one course)
IDS 492 (Senior Seminar, 4 credits)
LDRS 201 (Social Science II, 2 credits)

Important Dates: 
            Application Deadline: 
            Scholarship Deadline: December 15

Program Overview: 
Students in their senior year of college may be wondering: What will I be doing this time next year? Moving from college life to life after college is a change. It can also be a successful transition.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us: it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." -Marianne Williamson

This course is about how to make change transitional, and to do transitions well. It is about how to be a light and to be the child of the King that you were uniquely created to be. Why do we go to Alaska? To simulate making a change transitional.

The course will spend one week in Holland for a traditional May Term classroom portion and then we will spend between 11-13 days in Alaska. Our work and time in Alaska is spent within a three hour radius of Anchorage and explores traditional Alaskan sites (abandoned gold mine, breathtaking hikes, glacial exploration, Denali, fishing village). We will spend time serving and getting to know the people of Alaska and spend much time in personal reflection.

This program is currently not accepting applications.