Help Me Study Abroad!

$2,183 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 91 people in 59 months
Hello all, and thank you for taking the time to read this.

For those of you who don't know me, I am Genesis Garcia, a Junior and American Studies major at Tufts University. Next semester I am expected to study abroad in Spain.

As a low-income, first-generation college student, I am only able to attend Tufts on major financial aid. At the beginning of this fall semester, my university notified me that I had a refund available on my account (meaning the university had given me more money than was expected for tuition), and as a struggling college student, I requested it. This was a godsend as I hadn't been able to save up any money for my study abroad trip to Spain this coming semester. Additionally, in order to secure my expenses abroad, I also applied to a study abroad scholarship, which I fortunately received--a $2000 award--and for the first time ever I called my mom and told her "Mom, don't worry. We're good."


Just this past week, however, I encountered 2 problems:
1. I received my e-Bill from my university informing me that I have a $919 balance for my Spring semester because of the refund that I requested. So all the money I thought I had will now be going towards my Spring semester tuition.
2. I have been advised that the study abroad scholarship will actually be replacing my Tufts Grant and the unearned work-study I have left for this semester. This means that I am not actually getting any extra money at all and I will no longer be able to work my work-study job for the rest of this semester, money that I use for everyday expenses.


This entire semester, I was under the impression that I had at least some money saved for my trip abroad, but now I am left with a little less than $90 because the rest of it will be spent on my Spring semester bill. I am trying my hardest to sell the things I don't need (the make-shift entrepreneur that I am) and apply for as many psych studies as possible, but this is not enough in the amount of time that I have left--I leave January 9th.


At the very least, I am trying to raise the money my study abroad scholarship would've given me. Any donation will help and will be greatly appreciated.
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Once again, thank you all for your donations. I can now confidently say I am studying abroad. I leave in a little less than a month! I can't wait for all the adventures.

Love is good. Thank you for all of your love.

-Genesis
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Hello All! One again, thank you so much for your continuous donations! I am still so amazed by the kindness and generosity that surrounds me. For those of you who still want to donate, I ask the you please send your donations Camila Silva's way. Like me, Camila needs all the support she can get, and like anyone, she deserves it!

http://www.gofundme.com/sendcamitospain
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Family, friends, acquaintances, and others I haven't had the honor to meet yet--thank you.

Thank you for sharing, for loving, for caring and for believing in me. We did it. And I really mean we, because I obviously couldn't have done this without all of you. I am so overwhelmingly touched by each act of kindness made by you all, and if there was a word to describe how all of this makes me feel, I would, but there isn't. So I just say thank you.

I am so blessed to have such thoughtful people in my life. Thank you for playing a critical role in my growth as a person. Be assured that I will be thinking of each and every one of you throughout my journeys abroad.

Thank you thank you thank you thank you...
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I'm so close! I can't believe it. I'm so touched by all of you. Sending you all good vibes for finals :). #selfcare
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$2,183 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 91 people in 59 months
Created November 27, 2013
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$10
K. Murphy
59 months ago

The work you do is incredibly inspiring - have an amazing time abroad!

$20
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59 months ago
$10
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59 months ago
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Benjamin Serrano
59 months ago

Have fun in Spain!

$50
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59 months ago
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59 months ago
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59 months ago
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Angelica Liliana
59 months ago

Tiahui guerrera!

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