Traveler Bio

Hello! My name is Chandler Vaughan, and I am a student at Elon University. I am 21 years old and hail from Charlotte, NC by way of Baltimore, MD. I visited Canada and Mexico as a child with my parents, but prior to college, I had never been overseas. I really wanted to study abroad in college, regardless of my major. I decided to major in policy studies with minors in poverty & social justice and leadership. 

My sophomore year, I was blessed to receive entrance to the Arts, Activism, and Social Justice Fulbright Program in Bristol, England. There, I learned a lot about the effects of colonization within education and its impact on self identity, which inspired me to seek a study abroad program that would allow me to travel to various countries and see how different people live. I traveled to Japan, Vietnam, Mauritius, and South Africa, and I look forward to sharing my adventures and new-found lessons with you!

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!