Enrichment Voyage - Semester at Sea

$2,670 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 47 months
Myshell Curry Tabu   LOS ANGELES, CA

Thank you for your interest in my Study Abroad excursion!  


For the first time in either of our lives, my mother and I will leave the country.  This December, we will travel on a 25-day Enrichment Voyage with the Semester at Sea program based at University of Virginia.  While we're at sea, I'll be able to take courses in English, history, culture, meditation, and more!  I'll also be immersed in Spanish language for the entire month, with diverse cultural textures at my fingertips.


This trip will broaden my perspective and afford me the opportunity to help others along the way.  During my voyage, I plan to attend several volunteer excursions at international non-profit organizations.  I will take supplies to the children there, play soccer with them, and possibly lift their spirits during my brief time in their towns.


My journey begins in Nassau, Bahamas on December 8th and travels to ports-of-call that include Montego Bay, Jamaica; Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Callao, Peru; Manta, Ecuador; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Corinto, Nicaragua; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico before finally docking in San Diego, California on January 2nd.


While my meals are included on the ship, this trip is rather expensive.  I must pay for each excursion, cover the cost of the pre-departure stay, have the funds for meals off the ship, and ground transportation is also often necessary.  In addition to this GoFundMe page, I am selling art and running a lemonade stand twice per month until I leave.  I really appreciate your support in making this opportunity a reality.    


I attend a school, where my peers travel the world all the time.  I don't even understand the magnitude.  They talk about things I can't even imagine.  A chance like this, just once, would put me on the same playing field with them.  It would make me a citizen of the world.

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Update 6
47 months ago
Only about $150 left to reach the goal! If you're getting paid today, don't forget about Mooch. Help a child and invest in the future.
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Update 5
47 months ago
Mooch is at $780 now, and wants to get to $1000 by Saturday. Can you make it happen? Of course you can! Please click the link. You'll be changing the life of a kid, who will change the lives of so many more, if she gets this opportunity.
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Update 4
47 months ago
Mooch says her goal today is to get to $700. She's considering selling a kidney. Just kidding. Let's make it happen, fam.
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Update 3
47 months ago
Ooh! She's almost to $500. That's an easy goal for the end of the day, right? Help her get from $482 to $500 by the end of today.
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$2,670 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 47 months
Created October 4, 2012
$20
Jasmine McMillan
45 months ago

Enjoy your trip! Put lots of photos on FB! And tell little mama to grow and shine....Let the world see how special you are and what you can give to the world!

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G
$500
Grandpa
45 months ago (Offline Donation)

Papa wants you to be safe. Have a good time.

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KE
$25
Kiana Ephriam
45 months ago
DT
$25
Desiree Trinidad
45 months ago (Offline Donation)

Have fun! Send us a postcard!

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TJ
$50
Toshia Jackson
46 months ago
$25
Sonya Brown Daye
46 months ago

So excited for you Mooch! Tell Colombia I miss her and eat some obleas there for me!!!--"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

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NM
$25
Nai and Macie
46 months ago

Have an amazing time!!!!

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MB
$25
Miranda Bowden
46 months ago

GO LEARN THE WORLD!!!!! Remember to pay it forward when your chance comes!

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$30
Alexis Cobbins
46 months ago

Happy sailing

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BF
$30
Brig Feltus
46 months ago

Go Mooch Go!!!

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