Traveler Bio

Hello, my name is Angela Hernandez. I am 21 year old college student from a little city all the way at the bottom tip of Texas called Brownsville. Growing up in Brownsville, I lived right next to the Mexican border. It could be said that I lived two lives. Most of my family lived in Mexico, while the close relationships I made in club activities and school were from the United States. I was constantly surrounded by two different cultures that helped me become more daring and unafraid to try new things. Once it came to deciding where to pursue my education, I instinctively chose to go to Kalamazoo College--literally on the other side of the country. I am now a double major in East Asian studies and psychology. I've worked hard to make my goal of studying abroad come true, and I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences in South Korea with you!

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!