Traveler Bio

Salve (hello)! My name is Diana. I am twenty years old and currently studying abroad in Rome, Italy! This is my first time traveling outside of the United States and it has been great! I am from New Brunswick, New Jersey but I go to school at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.

Fun fact: my first time on an airplane was when I left New Jersey to move across the country to go to college! I am a politics major with a global studies concentration and a history minor. As a part of my study abroad experiences, I chose to take an intensive Italian class alongside politics and art history classes. I am incredibly grateful to be studying in Rome, Italy as a recipient of the U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Living in Italy has introduced me to various cultural differences which have taught me a lot about living abroad. I am so excited to share what it is like to live in Rome, Italy with you all as we get to know more about each other. Let's go!

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!