Traveler Bio

Hello! My name is Krystyn Muiruri and I am a third-year student at Emory University. I study Information Systems and Finance and aspire to work in fields that bridge the two disciplines together. I am originally from Maryland, and am also the daughter of Kenyan immigrants. I was raised in a household that blended the American and Kenyan cultures together. As I grew older, I served as a bridge between my family's heritage and my emerging identity. This is where I learned to not only appreciate and love new cultures and traditions but also where I learned to be curious about where people come from. This curiosity is what led me to apply for a study abroad program in Athens, Greece. As an eager student yearning to study abroad during my years at a university, I applied for and was granted the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman study abroad scholarship to help mitigate the financial burden of studying abroad often imposed on students. Currently, I am attending the American College of Greece where I have the opportunity to study and continue to uncover my curiosities about new cultures. 

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!