Study Abroad Trip

Well as some of you may know I'm currently a Psychology major planning to graduate in the fall of 2014. As excited as I am, it doesn't come close to the excitement I feel about my upcoming study abroad trip in Tanzania, a country located in East Africa. It has always been a dream of mine to travel abroad. Africa specifically caught my attention because their way of living or should I say surviving, is so completely diverse from American culture. I believe that if I don't see it for own eyes I wont believe its real. This trip includes 3 1/2 weeks of traveling the entire country of Tanzania, which is referred to as "The Real Africa" and engaging with the native tribes to study the perceptions that drives motivations in their culture. I received a partial scholarship last year to attend this trip but was unable to attain the rest of the finances needed for me to leave. It was a disappointing setback but it did not stop me from pursuing a goal that I knew would be transformational for my mind and spirit. Thankfully I received the same scholarship because I sustained a high GPA in school and by living a frugal lifestyle. Since june of last year I sucessfully managed to save up to 3500$The remaining 1,500 I need (by April 18th) covers Georgia State tuition , living expenses when im there and all my necessary medical vaccinations (including three weeks worth of malaria pills).As near to the finish line as I am to accomplishing my goal, I still need your help! Family, friends, those who know me know that im a humble person that works hard to never have to burden anybody for requests of money. The only thing that I can say is that this request is not for me, its for a purpose that is bigger then me. Its for a chance to fully engage in a culture and attain an education that I otherwise may never have the chance to experience. A chance for me to truly understand the meaning of gratitude and cultural diversity. In addition studying abroad looks great on my graduate school application that I will be completing next fall. Yes I am going all the way, Dr.Orta in the making! So please know that your money, however much it may be will not be taken in vain but regarded highly as being responsible for providing me with the opportunity of a life time. Thank you :)

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Anastasia Rae 
Atlanta, GA
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