Traveler Bio

Hi everyone! My name is Kiya, and I am 21 years old. I am from Warner Robins, Georgia, which is located in the middle of the state, but I go to college in southern Georgia. Because of my love of languages and politics, I decided to study political science, Spanish and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). To enhance my studies and learn more about Argentine Spanish and Hispanic culture and politics, I applied for and received the Gilman Scholarship, making it possible for me to study abroad at a university in Argentina. It was my first time ever traveling outside of the United States, and I really enjoyed it. I was able to taste great food, meet really nice people, and practice my Spanish. My time in Argentina was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, but there's still so much to share about that experience. Let's go on an adventure together!

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!