Traveler Bio

Guten Tag! Good day! My name is Grace, and I’m a student at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Fayetteville is in the northwest corner of Arkansas, and it’s where I grew up with my two brothers. When I’m not in class, I love to hike, bike, and bake.

I started learning German in high school for fun, and I kept learning through college. As a result, I am fortunate to be abroad for an exchange semester at the Technische Universität Darmstadt as a Gilman-DAAD Germany Scholar.

I study chemical engineering, which makes the scientific activity around Darmstadt twice as exciting. For example, darmstadtium is one of the six chemical elements discovered here. Unscientifically, I am thrilled to use high-speed train networks and eat döner kebabs. I look forward to sharing this adventure with you! Bis später! Until later!

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!