Traveler Bio

Ciao tutti! Hello everyone! My name is Natalie, but you can call me Nat if you'd like! I am 21 years old and a senior at the University of Texas at Austin. I study international relations and global studies because I am interested in learning all about different places around the world, how these places interact, and what makes them unique.

Last year I decided to also study Italian language and culture because of my Italian heritage. I was born in Italy, but grew up in San Antonio, Texas. All of my relatives on my father's side of the family still live in Italy, so I wanted to improve my language skills and also learn more about Italian culture. I decided to study abroad in Rome, Italy because it is the capital of Italy. I am so excited to share my discoveries with you--from amazing food to ancient art and beyond! I can't wait to meet 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!