Traveler Bio

Hej (Hello)! My name is Abigale Maroun, but please feel free to just call me Abby. I am 21 years old and I am from Amherst, New Hampshire. I am a junior at Villanova University, which is just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am a Philosophy major with minors in Psychology and English, and I have found so much joy in all of my classes.

I am so lucky to share that, this spring, I am studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark! Copenhagen is Denmark’s capital and its biggest city, with more than 600,000 people living here. That is a lot of people! Having grown up in a small town and going to college in a small town, city life is certainly new for me. In Copenhagen, I am taking philosophy, psychology and Danish classes; I am also doing research for the first time. Outside of school, I have a lot of interests and hobbies. I love to sing, dance, and do musical theater. I also love to spend time outside. Back at home, I have two dogs named Coco and Gator and two cats named Duck and Pickles! Needless to say, our house is always crazy, but that is what I love the most about it.

But now, Copenhagen is my new home! I am so happy to share my study abroad journey with all of you. There are so many places to see, people to meet, and things to do. I cannot wait to tell you all about it!

Want to know more about how you can study or intern abroad when you are a college student? The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Learn more about the scholarship by clicking here!