This upcoming spring, I have the amazing opportunity to spend the quarter in Rome, Italy and Madrid, Spain. My exposure to other countries, cultures and people is something that can’t be learned within the confines of a classroom. Unfortunately, I have taken the maximum amount of student loans UC Irvine has offered me to pay for this amazing trip so I'm in need of your help! I am now coming to you, asking for donations (perhaps an early graduation gift). While I am truly grateful of any monetary amount you are able to spare, please look at it as an investment in my college education.
In exchange for your kind gift, I promise all of you (my family, friends, and community) to share my experiences as I cross lands and seas as I embark on an adventure of a lifetime! I promise to create a blog that I will update daily, sharing pictures and stories of what I learned so that you can virtually share this journey with me.
Your generous donation in any amount will absolutely make a difference in my education and affirming that dreams do come true for anyone with hard work, dedication and with the constant support of your loved ones.
I just want to thank you all for taking the time of your busy schedules and days for me. I appreciate everything you all do Thanks again<3
- Marlina Balandra
- cheryl groulx
- Melissa Tran
- Kristine Le
- phil mingao
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