Traveler Bio

Hello everyone! My name is Ahmed Jackson and I will be sharing my study abroad experience in Leuven, Belgium with you. 

I currently live in Baltimore, Maryland, a melting pot of diverse cultures, neighborhoods, and people. I had no prior travel experience before deciding to venture abroad, but it was the best decision I have ever made. I wanted to learn about different cultures firsthand instead of reading about them online. I was able to expand my worldview, develop cross-cultural awareness, and most importantly, make friends that will last a lifetime. 

I hope that I inspire you all to take the chance and not only study abroad, but study abroad for a whole year. I can't wait to meet 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!