Traveler Bio

Hi! My name is Julienne and I am currently a senior at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, where I study neuroscience and psychology. I was born and raised in Miami, Flordia, and I didn’t have many opportunities to travel until I was adopted by my middle school principal at the age of 15. I saw and experienced a lot of Florida, but I have always wanted to travel outside of the United States, too.

With the exception of going on a cruise to celebrate my adoption, I actually did get my first passport stamp by traveling to Costa Rica. It turned out to be a very short trip--my grandmother tripped and broke her leg after not even being in the country for more than two hours! So, I consider my study abroad experience in Stockholm, Sweden to be my first, true international adventure. I can't wait to share it 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!