Sara Dykstra, a senior from Rockford, is studying off-campus during the 2011 spring semester. She is studying in the Chicago Semester Program in Illinois. She is the daughter of George and Nancy Dykstra, and a 2007 graduate of Rockford High School. Hope College is a four-year, co-educational, Christian, liberal arts college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, and has 3,230 students from 42 states and 28 foreign countries. Hope offers courses in 87 majors leading to a bachelor of arts, bachelor of music, bachelor of science, or bachelor of science in nursing degree.