Study Abroad

Studying Abroad

Studying abroad can change your life. It provides an opportunity to meet new people, challenge your world view, immerse yourself in a different culture, and gain valuable experiences that will shape the rest of your life.

There are almost endless options when it comes to finding a study abroad program. You can find a program that meets your academic, personal, and professional goals. With the right program, you can earn academic credits toward your degree so you can graduate on time. Financial aid can apply to many programs. The cost of studying abroad can be comparable to the cost of studying at Hope.

It takes time, planning, and the coordination of numerous departments on campus to make studying abroad happen. Begin the process at least one year in advance. Your first step is to use the Find a Study Abroad Program page to research programs online. Information is also available in the International Student Programs Office.

Come to the International Student Programs Office and speak to your Study Abroad Coordinator to find out what steps you need to take and to guide you through the essentials. We are here to help you create the experience of a lifetime!

Meet Your Study Abroad Coordinator

Photo - Judy Kim
Judy Kim
Study Abroad Coordinator

Judy has been in the International Student Programs Office since 2010. She has been the Study Abroad Coordinator since 2012. After graduating from UCSD with a degree in Psychology, Judy traveled to China to teach English. That experience guided her decision to work with international students and now to help domestic students travel abroad so that they can broaden their horizons and be transformed. She encourages every student to pursue studying abroad.

Judy Kim
International Student Programs Office
Lawson-Fulton Student Center Suite 202
(714) 879-3901 ext. 1698