Traveler Bio

Hola amigos! Hi friends! My name is Yina Torres and I’m a senior in college. I’m currently majoring in finance and minoring in sociology and New York City studies. I was born and raised in New York City, but by the age of eight, I had already lived in three different countries: the United States of America, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico!

By the time I got to college, I was 100% sure that I wanted to make travel part of my future goals. After college, I plan on going back to Mexico to help indigenous people with financial literacy and mobility. I chose to study abroad in Spain to improve my Spanish language skills. The classes in Spain were very hard, but they were worth it! I can’t wait to share my experiences in Spain with you!

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!