Study Abroad in Tokyo!

$312 of $500 goal

Raised by 24 people in 42 months
Claudia Jones   COLUMBIA, MD

Hello everyone! As most of you all know, I was recently accepted into a Japanese summer study abroad program which takes place from May 21st to June 19th at J.F. Oberlin University in Machida, Japan, a suburb of Tokyo. 


Currently, I've applied for the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship and will apply to TU Institutional Scholarships for Study Abroad. While I hope that I will receive these awards, even if I did, I would still need additional funding in order to pay for airfare, food and incidentals. I'm also looking some part time jobs in order to save more the summer. However, after applying for several positions since September, I still have yet to receive an interview. 

I thought I would set up this funding page in case anyone would like to contribute to my trip. I would appreciate it so much since this has been a lifelong dream for myself, and I hope this will open up several opportunities in international communications and travel writing. 

Thank you for visiting my page! :) I will be adding donors to my Tumblr travel journal. 

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Update 5
41 months ago
If you guys would be so kind to read my GoFundMe page? I'm really hoping to reach my goal in order for me to have enough for food AND emergencies! Any help is appreciated. :)
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Update 4
41 months ago
This morning, I woke to find my fund meter up to nearly $200. It was so unexpected, and I'm blessed to have people who are actually interested in my dreams. Thank you so much for your help. I didn't expect anything from this page, but you've made me think otherwise.

<3,
Claudia
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Update 3
42 months ago
Still accepting donations! Anything is appreciated! :)
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Update 2
42 months ago
Just an update! I got my official letter from J.F. Oberlin University that I WILL be attending for the summer session! It's really happening now! :D
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$312 of $500 goal

Raised by 24 people in 42 months
Created February 17, 2013
SH
$20
Suzy Hernandez
40 months ago

have fun! =D

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KF
$10
Kayla F
40 months ago

Don't let that hater on tumblr get you down. I hope this little bit helps, and have fun on your trip!

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AL
$5
Amanda LaCroix
40 months ago

It's not much, but I hope it helps! I'm jealous, but I hope you have fun! And stay safe! (smilecity)

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SP
$5
Shaina P
40 months ago

I hope this helps a little bit!

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$10
Anonymous
40 months ago
$10
Anonymous
40 months ago
$5
Sadie Rai
40 months ago

I saw your plea on tumblr. sorry I couldn't give more have fun. -ravenclawgirl29

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MA
$10
Monica Asher
40 months ago
$5
Anonymous
40 months ago
AL
$20
Alona Leath
40 months ago
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