Traveler Bio

Hello! My name is Iman Mustafa and I am 22 years old. I live in Seattle, Washington and was born and raised here. I always knew I wanted to travel, but did not think I would have the opportunity to leave the country so young. I applied to study abroad in Rome, and thanks to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, this dream became a reality!

Even though I did not speak Italian and had never traveled to Italy before, the idea of living in Rome made me happy--not scared. I was excited to immerse myself in a new culture, food, and space. I loved navigating a new place, meeting new friends, and doing on new adventures every week. Together, we're going to be able to re-visit those experiences, and I can't wait to get going!

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!