Student Snapshot: Elliot Barr ’23

Elliott Barr '23

Elliot Barr ’23 chose to attend Dickinson based on the strength of the college’s study-abroad programs. Once on campus, he declared a double major in French and anthropology and got involved in club sports and as an English tutor at the Multilingual Writing Center. Elliot recalls getting to know fellow Dickinsonians and others while studying abroad in Toulouse, France, and an impactful internship in London that introduced him to the world of sports marketing.


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


French & francophone studies and anthropology.

Clubs and organizations:  

Club ice hockey, club soccer and Multilingual Writing Center (tutor).

Change A Life, Change the WorldHonors/scholarships/awards:

Asbell Scholarship in French.

Favorite book:

The Godfather by Mario Puzo.

Favorite movie:

The Aristocats.

Best thing about my Dickinson experience:

The people I have met.

Favorite place on campus:

The hockey shed.

On choosing Dickinson:

I chose Dickinson because of its study-abroad programs.

On studying abroad:

I studied abroad in Toulouse, France. The highlight was meeting new friends from Dickinson and elsewhere.

Favorite Dining Hall food:


As I kid, I wanted to be …

… my dad.

About my internship:

B-engaged – London, UK.

I interned with B-Engaged, a sports-marketing and commercial-activations agency, in London, U.K. I worked as a creative consultant, helping to create content for brands and athletes through filmmaking, project design and photography. During this internship I learned how to work better as part of a team in order to reach a goal as well as to express my ideas and speak up about my own perspectives.

Most important thing I’ve learned so far:

Life isn’t fair.

Advice for younger students:

Always look on the bright side of life!

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Published February 1, 2023