Traveler Bio

Hello! My name is Lan, and I'm from very hot and humid Houston, Texas. Normally, I'm a student studying economics and history at Barnard College in New York City, but this past year, I studied abroad at the oldest university in the English-speaking world, the University of Oxford.

Before this, I had never lived abroad (or even visited the U.K.), but as a kid whose favorite question was "Why?", my curiosity about the world around me led me to study history, economics, and English in a brand new place full of history. I can't wait to share my experience with you all!

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!