Without your help, I will have to take out private loans to pay for the trip which I am already having to do in order to pay for my senior year...the money you donate will place a huge burden off of my shoulders as I will have less money to pay back in the future.
I have had an interest in studying abroad specifically in Spain ever since my family hosted Spanish exchange students when I was in middle school. I fell in love with everything about the Spanish culture -- especially the food, music, and dancing.
Salamanca, Spain is the perfect place for me to study in the Fall because I am a Studio Art major and Spanish minor. I will really improve my Spanish skills because I will be living with a host family and all of my classes (including the art classes) will be taught in Spanish! And La Universidad de Salamanca (where I will be studying) has an amazing art program where I will be able to advance in my Art major and create artwork for my final senior art project.
However, because I am currently a Junior at Lawrence University, this will be my last opportunity to study abroad... my senior year. For this reason, I need to do everything I can in order to make this happen.
All of the money that I currently make from working is going directly toward the cost of studying abroad, but I will not have enough money by the end of Summer to go on this trip. That is why each and every penny you can offer will make the biggest difference to me!
The money you donate will go toward airfare, the direct cost of the study abroad program, class books, and other additional expenses while I am living in Spain.
If you donate at any of the specific reward levels and would like to receive the accompanied reward from me, please send me your appropriate information (email address and/or personal address) For those of you who donate in between reward levels, I would still love to send you a reward -- so feel free to send me your information as well!
You can provide me with your address(es) via facebook or email me (my email address is posted on this page).
$4,200 is a big goal and any amount you can donate is appreciated.
Also, it would mean a lot to me if you shared this page on Facebook or by any other method in order to spread the word!
Thank you thank you thank you!
8% of all donations through this website are given to GoFundMe. If you would like to avoid this and ensure that 100% of the donation goes to straight to studying abroad, you can write a check payable to me (Rachel Wilke). Send me a facebook message for my address :)
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