Ashleigh Holden

Ashleigh Holden

Graduation Year:



Chemistry major/classic civilizations concentrator

Student Organizations:

K-Crew, Kalamazoo College symphonic band

Distance (miles) from your hometown to K?

About 50

Favorite spot to study?

The grassy area beside the pool and in front of Chrissy

Favorite thing about the city of Kalamazoo and why?

It’s small so there a a lot of unique little shops to go in, there aren’t as many big chain restaurants or stores around and you meet a lot of new people.

Favorite season in Michigan?

My favorite season is fall because the temperature is cozy but neither too hot nor cold and the leaves are all different colors and so vibrant. My favorite fall activity is going to the orchard and picking apples and pumpkins and then sitting down to a homemade donut and hot apple cider.

Favorite part about study abroad?

My favorite part about study abroad was exploring the world and meeting new people outside of my own country. I saw many wonderful things and met many people with different cultures that showed me new ways of life and views on the world around at me. It really opened my eyes and made me appreciate my life and the opportunities given to me.

If you could go anywhere, where and why?

I would go to England to see the places where my ancestors are from and to meet any distant family that may still be there.