Traveler Bio

Hello! My name is Oriah Milne and I am 22 years old and from New Hampshire. I am excited to share my travel abroad to Australia with you all!

Growing up, I was not able to leave the country until I was 18. I am the middle child with a sister, a brother, 3 dogs, and 1 cat! I am studying human development and family studies at the University of New Hampshire and will be graduating in the fall with my bachelor's degree.

I chose to study abroad in Australia because I love the ocean and the outdoor lifestyle which is highly valued in this country. Life is very laid back here and some people don't even wear shoes! Although Aussies speak English, there are many new words I am hearing, and accents I am learning to understand. 

I am very passionate about photography, working with children, and practicing yoga in my free time. I am thrilled to be able to share my photographs on my profile. There are so many new birds and wild animals I have seen already and luckily I have been able to capture them in photos. I have spent my weekends traveling to close by towns with my roommate. I am excited to explore more of the country before I go home to America. Follow along to see Australia through my lens...let's go!

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!