“I’ve studied German for eight years. It's something I’ve always been very passionate about. I was really nervous about studying German at Simon’s Rock, but I can honestly say I have learned more German in one semester here than in all of my previous years of studying German combined.

In my German tutorial I was expected to read several plays and a novel, which I had never done before. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to do it but my professor was convinced I could, and she was right. I learned a lot of German that semester, but more importantly, I realized what I was capable of.

In all of my courses at Simon's Rock the bar is always set slightly above what I think is possible. I will often look at my syllabus in the first few days of classes and wonder, Can I honestly do this? But I'm constantly amazed by what I'm able to accomplish when my professors present the challenge.”

Where are they now? Kathryn took her junior year to study German and European culture and history in Marburg, Germany.