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Photo by Catherine Von Holt, Nepal Semester.


Hi! My name is Laura, I’m 18, and I’ve lived in New York City my whole life. I think I’m getting to this slightly late, as is a specialty of mine, but I’m working on it. I deferred from Hamilton a year, mostly because getting back to a particular and somewhat familiar school routine didn’t seem right yet. I guess a bit about me is I enjoy dancing, worship music, and am marginally horrified by heights. I expect to have to overcome that one at some point on the trip. The city is my home base, and I’ll miss it for sure, but I’m also really excited to meet everyone and be surrounded by a fresh and new environment. It’s crazy how soon it all is!