Barbara Gausewitz

  • Global Ambassador


What are you studying at Point Loma?
I am a senior International Studies major with a concentration in the Middle East and an American Literature minor.

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Lincoln, CA, a small town north of Sacramento.

What countries have you visited?
I studied abroad in Amman, Jordan and visited Egypt, Israel, and Palestine. I've also traveled to Scotland and Mexico.

What is your favorite place you’ve visited in the world?
Jerusalem. It is the most beautiful city I've ever seen and has thousands of years of history, conflict, and culture.

What is the next place you would like to visit in the world?
Varanasi, India. It is one of the oldest cities in the world and is the seat of Hindu history and culture. 

If you could live in any other city in the world, what would it be and why?
Nisswa, Minnesota. I like the peace of the north woods. 
What languages do you speak/are learning?
I'm learning Arabic (slowly).

What advice do you have for study abroad students?
Be flexible. Everything is different and challenging, but also rewarding.