University College London, England
Hello! My name is Katie Garrett and I am a junior at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. I am majoring in Art History, which I will study at University College London this fall semester. I grew up in a suburb of Portland, OR, and traveling 3,500 miles for school has given me independence, helped me discover my identity, and inspired me. I love traveling, singing, writing, hiking, and any type of exploring really! I have spent the past two summers as a backpacking guide for scouts in New Mexico, for I love both the bustling city and the serene wilderness. I find both environments to be full of opportunities, contagious excitement, and rejuvenating energy.
While abroad, everything can seem significant, but that doesn’t mean you will remember. Tickets, receipts, quotes, new facts learned, etc. seem important, but they are often forgotten and feel like clutter just a few weeks later. At the end of my study… More
When people think of Ireland, including myself when I first went four years ago, they think of Dublin and kissing the Blarney Stone. I mean what else is there? I’m happy to say that during my time abroad, I have had opportunities to explore places I didn… More
Studying abroad in the UK is not like studying in America with an English accent. While it’s nerve-wracking to study and be evaluated in a new place, it’s also refreshing. I don’t worry about my marks as much, because it’s more about the experience than… More
One of the wonderful parts about living in London is the ease of travel. I am just a ten-minute bus ride away from St. Pancras International, where I can catch the Eurostar for a direct train ride to Paris. Leaving on a Friday afternoon and coming back… More
Last week, I arrived in London. My nerves skyrocketed as the plane descended and I noticed the cars seemed to be driving backward. I met up with Arcadia at the airport, meeting new friends immediately and traveling into London on a Coach bus. The first… More