Traveler Bio

I am a person from a Hispanic background in Houston, Texas who moved to Kansas City, Missouri, then attended the University of Missouri-Columbia. Family is a core value for me, it gives me a sense of belonging and stability. It also give me the strength to overcome the culture shock and homesickness that I experienced during the transition.

Traveling to other countries and cultures has been a big part of my journey. Right now, I am in Japan and it's been an amazing experience. I will be journaling my adventures here, and I hope that it will spark an interest in YOU all to explore different places and cultures as well! Let's take this adventure we 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!