Julia Hoff ’23
Hometown: Houston, TX
Major: Multilingual Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies
Why did you transfer to Butler University?
My previous university wasn’t a great fit for me; it was incredibly small and isolated. I knew I wanted a college that was academically engaging, but where I wouldn’t have to sacrifice all the other aspects of college that make it feel like your home and community. As I learned about Butler, I felt that it had everything I wanted: interesting (and relatively niche) majors, lots of extracurricular opportunities, engaged faculty, thorough pre-professional counseling, an urban location, and a mid-sized student body.
How did you initially hear about Butler and what interested you in the University?
Both of my parents graduated from Butler, and my grandmother worked there for several years. I was especially drawn to Butler because of its Multilingual and Peace and Conflict studies majors. I didn’t want to have to choose between the several languages I was interested in pursuing and many institutions only offer Peace and Conflict studies as a minor, not a major. Butler’s location in a small city is also really nice!
What is your favorite part about Butler?
My favorite part about Butler so far is definitely my majors! I’ve selected my courses for the upcoming semester, and I’m really excited about and interested in all of them. I’ve also already had a meeting with my advisor and she was really helpful and supportive.
What were you excited to get involved in once you settled in at Butler?
I’ve always been really involved with volunteering and service. At Butler, I really looked forward to getting involved with service organizations, especially ones that go out into the city of Indianapolis. I’m also planned to study abroad, and was excited about the opportunity to get complete language and cultural immersion.