Hey guys! As you can see by the link above, I’m going to be studying abroad next semester and I’m trying to raise funds to make this happen. I could really use any support— whether it be monetary or simply getting the word around— so I hope if you see this, you’ll reblog it along.
My applications for scholarships and grants through both the program and my home college were all denied and almost all of my funding is coming from federal loans at the moment. Loans are scary, tricky things, especially as my family is going through a little bit of a financial upheaval with new, lesser-paying jobs. So, this is my chance to do what I can to lessen the burden for my family. Where I failed to earn the scholarships I had set out for, I hope that by working on this Gofundme page I will be able to make at least a dent in the $10,000 we still need.
This is an opportunity I do not want to miss— and one, honestly, that my parents would not allow me to miss— which is why I so desperately hope I can help this way. This trip isn’t just about academics, or the excitement of travel, the possibilities for my thesis, or any of that. This semester abroad is also the damned scariest thing I have ever elected to do. It is my way of facing my anxiety disorder and some of my anxiety-inducers and moving forward as a person.
So I only hope I can go without the anxiety and guilt of loans and unpaid tuition bills hanging over our heads. Any support will be so appreciated, as we have a large bill due to the university on December 12th. Please feel free to send me questions you might have :)
Thank you for reading, friends!
Pay attention to this. Mostly because if you had the opportunity to do it you’d want help as well