Meet Hillsdale’s international students
Freshman Nora Ben Hmieida was born in Tripoli, Libya, and moved with her family to Colorado Springs, Colorado, seven years ago. She first heard of Hillsdale from her high school teachers, many of whom were Hillsdale graduates. She said that she decided to attend Hillsdale because of the focus on classical education. She is interested in pursuing bio chemistry as a major, and speech and German as minors. Ben Hmieida said said her first impression of Hillsdale College is that “It’s very conservative. People respect education and the professors care about the students.”
Lisa Rippel, a student at the University of Saarland in Saarbruecken, Germany, said she hopes her time at Hillsdale will improve her English. Both she and fellow student Simon Wenz [featured in next week’s Features section] are studying to become English teachers in Germany. “I like the idea of the Honor Code, and that we all had to sign it,” Rippel said.