Traveler Bio

Hello! My name is Margaret, and I am 21 years old. I am from Hood River, Oregon, which is known for growing a lot of apples, pears and berries. I currently attend Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where I'm majoring in computer science. This is my last year of college. Outside of school, I love to go on hikes and spend time outside, play soccer and frisbee, and make art. I enjoy my life in Kalamazoo, but I decided to travel abroad so I can learn about other places, too.

I chose to study abroad in Thailand because I wanted to go somewhere very different from the United States. For most of my time, I will be in a big city called Chiang Mai. While I’m in Thailand, I’ll get to learn how to speak the Thai language, see a lot of exciting waterfalls, and visit elephants! I can’t wait to tell you all about it! 

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