Paula Gaither

Salve! I am a senior in CC majoring in Classics. I studied abroad my junior year at St. Anne’s College, Oxford. My studies at Oxford were the most rigorous of my life and I am intensely proud of my academic accomplishments there. But more importantly, I was able to explore other aspects of myself and got involved in the drama and poetry scenes in Oxford. I made some of the best friends in my life there and now always have a couch to sleep on when I go back to London. I also participated the Hadrian’s Villa Archaeological Dig in Tivoli, Italy the summer after my freshman year, and I returned again after my sophomore year. I was worried about my study abroad options coming into Columbia because my major involves dead languages, but I have been able to go abroad and enrich both my own personal life and my academic one as well. Let me know if you have any questions about Italy, England, Classics, Archaeology, or anything else!