Traveler Bio

¡Hola! Hello! My name is Jonathan Alvarado-Gomez and I was born and raised in northern California. I am from Santa Rosa, which is surrounded by breathtaking vineyards, tall hills for hiking, and is about one hour away from the ocean! Once I finished high school, I ended up at Macalester College in Minnesota. I love all the snow that falls during the winter in Minnesota--it never snows in California.

I studied abroad in Singapore. Do you know where that is? I was an exchange student at Nanyang Technological University, or NTU for short. You may not know exactly where Singapore is right now, or even what makes it special, but you and I will explore all those things together during this virtual exchange journey. Hopefully one day you'll have a chance to travel the world, too!

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!