Traveler Bio

안녕하세요! Annyeonghaseyo! Hello! My name is Michelle Njuguna, I am 20 years old, I was born in Michigan, and I have spent half my life in Kenya. I currently live in Massachusetts, where I am about to enter my final semester of college at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. My majors are legal studies and political science. I plan to go on to law school and practice international law.

I have always been interested in exploring the world, and thanks to the Gilman Scholarship, I will be able to embark on my second study abroad experience in Seoul, South Korea. I will be spending the winter at Yonsei University, taking a course called "Korea and the World" and absorbing South Korea's fascinating culture through various travels. If you like K-pop, K-dramas, K-beauty, K-food, or any other aspect of Korean life, you're in the right spot. I can not wait to share all my exciting experiences with you all!

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!