Traveler Bio

Gruß Gott! Greetings! My name is Samantha Gerbrick, but I usually go by Sammi. I am 21 years old and come from Woodbury Heights, New Jersey. I've always been interested in learning and exploring. Whether it be a family friend telling me about their recent vacation or speaking with the lovely old French woman who lived on my block, I wanted to know more. When I was 17, I had the opportunity to visit Europe for the first time, and there was no looking back! 

Most recently, I had the opportunity to spend a year in Austria through my home university, Montclair State University. I spent a year learning how to speak German and learning more about Austrian culture. Since then, I've been studying things like language and culture at the University of Graz. I'm so excited to see what the next year brings, and I can't wait to have you join me on this journey! Auf Wiedersehen! 

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!