Traveler Bio

Hi there! My name is Atiya Byrom, and earlier this year, I lived abroad in Milan, Italy! I learned so much about Italy's history, culture, and beautiful language, and I'm excited to re-live those experiences together with you. 

I currently live in Atlanta, Georgia, which is a pretty big city, but I've always been curious about the way people in other countries live. What do they eat? What do they like to do for fun? What is their country's history? While in Milan, I received the answers to all of these questions and much more. During this virtual exchange journey, I hope I can inspire you to seek a better understanding of the world, and maybe even plan a study abroad adventure of your own someday!

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!