Send Aimee to Summer Study Abroad!
I am not really sure how to do this but I have a huge favor to ask of you all. I am currently applying through UC Davis Study Abroad to do a summer study abroad trip. It's from July 1st - July 30th and it goes to England, France, and Italy. It is also directly related to my major and topics I have studied closely (how exciting is that?). Unfortunately, financial woes have got me down. I anticipate that I will get a good amount of financial aid coverage (the only time being poor is cool) but I won't even get to work that stuff out until I get accepted. But the chances of me being accepted are 99% for sure as it is basically just first come/first serve. Right now my issue is that I need to put in a $300 deposit with my application and I currently have $12.33 in my bank account. That is where you come in. I have a super awesome donation page open.
For $10 you can get a super awsometastical postcard sent by me to you from Europe! But wait there is more!
For $25 you can get THREE post cards send by me to you from England, France, AND Italy!
My financial goal is listed as $8000 because if accepted (and I will be) I would need more money to be able to afford the plane tickets (which you have to get before financial aid is processed) and other various fees. Also, UC Santa Cruz will only be providing me $1500 in aid which means I will need to cover almost all of the cost myself. But I will not be deterred! I will adjust the goal amount if/when I win scholarships and receive aid to reflect the amount I need to pay for myself.
And, of course, if for some unknown reason this doesn't happen (it will be happening) the money will be promptly refunded.
Even if you can't contribute I would love if you could reblog this so word gets out! Thank you so much guys and feel free to message me with any questions!
P.S. If you go to UC Santa Cruz I am selling cookies for $1 each!
I am still moving forward on participating in my UC Davis Summer Study Abroad program. This program will me an amazing academic opportunity for me to explore topics from my major in a personal and interactive environment. I will also be taking two classes and getting 8 credits toward my graduation! As an anthropology major I have spent excessive time examining the Grand Tour and that is the exact route that this program follows!
I have been accepted into the program and the program has reached minium enrollment so it has been officially confirmed. I need to buy my plane tickets as soon as possible but I do not have enough money to do that yet. Right now I have $325 in donations and $500 of my own money so I am getting there!
My plan right now is to take out student loans as it seems that there will be no other way for me to have the money in time but these will need to be paid back and I am still not sure if I qualify.
If you can donate anything I would appreciate it so much.
For $10 you can receive a post card sent by me to you from Europe
For $25 you can receive a post card sent by me to you from England, France, and Italy!
If you have any suggestions on how I can raise money I would love to hear them! I love providing a benefit for donating so if you have a creative idea let me know. I also have some friends who will be making things and selling them and donating the profits so if you would like to do that I would love to get in contact with you.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for helping me reach my goal of studying abroad this summer through UC Davis. The program is July 1 - July 30th and goes to England, France, and Italy. I will be taking 2 classes while abroad and the program directly relates to my major and discusses topics that I am both interested in and will help me toward my BA in anthropology. This is my last chance to study abroad while in college!
By the end of the day today my packet to UC Davis Summer Abroad should be completed and ready to send. I have two more appointments to get paperwork signed today and then off it will go in the mail! This includes the $300 deposit check. Unfortunately, I still don't have enough to cover that cost. Thankfully, I have friends who are going to loan me the money but I still need to be able to pay them back and cover other study abroad expenses.
I talked to financial aid today and the amount of money they are giving me is significantly less than anticipated. Only $1500 of the $8000 fee. But I will not be deterred. I plan on working hard, getting scholarships, and making this happen! I will keep you updated every step of the way through these updates and also on my new blog aimeezingadventures.tumblr.com (which I am still in the process of setting up).
I hope that if you have not already donated you might be able to do so. Every penny helps and you are really helping make a dream come true. And don't forget a $10 donation will get you a postcard sent by me to you from Europe and a $25 donation will get you 3 postcards sent by me to you from England, France, and Italy! If you can't donate you can always forward this message to your friends, family, colleagues, loved ones, followers, anyone who would be willing to help a girl learn more about the world!
I can't even begin to express how much your time and support mean to me so thank you so much and don't forget to follow me at aimeezingadventures.tumblr.com