Traveler Bio

My name is Evelyn Vargas Olmos, I am 23 years old, and I love stories. I have been reading for as long as I can remember, and have always dreamt of living my own storybook adventures. During the spring of 2021, I had the amazing opportunity to finish my mathematics degree at Soongsil University in Seoul, South Korea--it was a dream come true!

Living in South Korea was as different as possible from anywhere I had ever lived before. I was born in Ciudad Juárez, México, grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and went to college in Norman, Oklahoma. Each of these cities has a special place in my heart, and each taught me valuable lessons about myself. I've met extraordinary people along the way, and my passion for stories has only grown.

Are you ready to become a part of my story? Let's go to South Korea together!

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!