Aug. 8, 2017

Kaitlyn Hofland, rising senior on the women’s gymnastics team, traveled abroad this summer through the Psychology and Culture in Europe program offered by Education Abroad and the Department of Psychology. Hofland participated through the Buckeyes Go International initiative, a fully-funded scholarship offered by SASSO and the athletics department.

“The opportunity to apply for the study abroad scholarship was something I simply could not pass up,” describes Hofland. Her motivation for applying came from hearing stories about study abroad from family and friends.

“I have been lucky enough to travel internationally for my sport, but I was unable to absorb much,” says Hofland, whose program focused on the historical, cultural, and psychological interest of sites within Rome, Venice, and London.

“Our tour guides in each city turned the places into our classroom and I learned more than I thought was possible in the short period of time.”

“We visited numerous art museums, cathedrals and historical sites as well as four psychology museums, which was super interesting.”

Highlighted in pictures shared after the trip include the Tower of London, tea at Kensington Palace, a great view of Rome and St. Peter’s Basilica, and the usual O-H picture that every Buckeye abroad captures.

“I am so grateful for the generous support from the athletic department for this incredibly unique academic and life experience …. I would absolutely recommend this trip to all psychology majors.”