Katie Dexter

Katie Dexter

  • Global Ambassador

Background

What are you studying at Point Loma?

I am a Christian Ministry major with a minor in Youth Ministries and Pre-therapeutic Psychology. 

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Rancho Cucamonga, Calfornia just an hour east of Los Angeles. While I’ve never seen the show Workaholics, my hometown is supposedly where the shows takes place…don’t think the show could do it justice though!

What countries have you visited?

Mexico, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, England, Scotland, Northern Irealnd, and The Republic of Ireland. 

What is you favorite place you've visited in the world?

That’s a tough one, but probably Manchester, England. It is where I spent the majority of my year abroad since I was studying at Nazarene Theological College. It has become my favorite place because of the people I’ve met, the diversity of people and backgrounds both in Manchester and at NTC, the community at NTC, and the quaint little villages surrounding Manchester city centre. 

What is the next place you would like to visit in the world?

I would love to visit Argentina. I made a friend while I was studying abroad in Manchester who wants me to visit her! I’ve learned so much through her about the culture and would love to experience it first hand. But I would also love to go back to the UK next year. 

If you could live in any other city in the world, what would it be and why?

I would love to move back to the UK. I feel God preparing me to do ministry over there in the years to come. 

What languages do you speak/are learning?

I’d like to say I speak both American-English and British-English :)  I hope one day to be fluent in Spanish though. 

What advice do you have for study abroad students?

Leaving your comfort zone and everything you know is scary, but so so worth it. Gaining an international education will help you discover more about yourself and this world. My advice would be to explore and never stop exploring. What you learn inside and outside the classroom are both so significant. If someone invites you to do something or go somewhere, do it!