Ireland Study Abroad!

Hello, my name is Katy, I'm a student at The University of Wisconsin- River Falls and am studying Animal Welfare. I have recently been given the opportunity to study abroad in Ireland, through World Endeavors; there I will be interning at The Ireland Donkey Sanctuary. This is the one of largest donkey sanctuaries, with over 2,500 on the property and many already adopted. I am extremely passionate about Animal Welfare  and about animals in general so when I heard about this internship it sounded like a perfect match. I grew up on a small farm in Michigan and moved to Wisconsin for college, sadly leaving behind my family and animals. I did this to expand my knowledge of the world and grow as a person. I hope to keep growing and I know working in welfare and with people who have the same passion as me could open up so many opportunities. 

I currently work a part-time job at the customer service of my local grocery store, unfortunately this won't be enough to cover the costs. I have been saving up for years to be able to move to Wisconsin and pay for college, leaving very little funds to go toward such an amazing opportunity.  There is a $500 down payment due by February 20, 2018,  and the other approximately $6,000 due April 1st- 1 month before I leave.  This money will go towards both the 2 months I will be living in Ireland, and my plane ticket.  I can apply for more loans if need be, and have applied for scholarships, but could really use some extra help.

Every penny is appreciated, and to anyone who would kindly help me pursue my dreams, and help animals in need. I thank you from the bottom of my heart <3
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Katy Bishop
River Falls, WI

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