Traveler Bio

Bonjour! Hello! My name is Halymatou Camara, and I am studying international relations and French because I love the language and working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. I went to an international high school where I made friends from different countries. I loved learning about their cultures and how/why they do things the way they do.

I live in New York City, where I have the opportunity to learn about cultures outside of mine. I find this to be very valuable. My favorite hobby is cooking and I always make sure to learn how to cook a dish from each of my friends' cultures. I currently live with friends from India, and for fun, we learn how to cook dishes from each other countries. I love to bake pastries and bread because I enjoy sharing them with them in the evening as we talk about our school day. I look forward to sharing more about my journey while inspiring you to plan a journey of your own!

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!