Samantha's Africa Abroad Fund

Hello family and friends!  

This upcoming spring semester 2015, I was admitted into the South Africa study abroad program! This is an opportunity for students on campus to go beyond Grand Rapids to study and serve in a beautiful country. This is a chance of a lifetime for me as I have done little traveling and what better way to finish up my last credits at GVSU and graduate come August. 

I will be leaving at the end of April and spending 3-4 weeks in safaris in Africa. I will be doing field based research of natural resource and sustainability issues in South Africa and the relationship between South Africa ecology, culture, and the physical environment. 

This is an amazing opportunity that I have been blessed to even be considered for. My goals as I study abroad are to engage in a community nothing like the one I live in now and broaden my horizons of what it means to serve in a foreign culture. My hope for this semester is to grow in my faith and as a person. 

With all of this being said, my time abroad adds on a couple extra thousand dollars between my tuition and money used when I am actually there. I would love if you guys could help me accomplish my goal of being able to study abroad and experience this incredible opportunity by donating to my gofundme account. My hope is to complete my goal of $2,000 but every penny helps!! 

Thank you for all your love and support! 

  • William Homik 
    • $500 
    • 74 mos
  • Teresa Rodriguez-matzinger 
    • $100 
    • 74 mos
  • Rob kesler 
    • $50 
    • 75 mos
  • jack durant  
    • $30 
    • 75 mos
  • james klein 
    • $20 
    • 76 mos
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Samantha Holstine 
Saint Clair Shores, MI
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