Help me get to China

This morning I had a meeting with the deans and administration for the Tianjin Juilliard School and was told that I need to have secured at least $5,000 and submit proof within the next 24 hours otherwise I would have to forfeit my full scholarship for the two-year master’s program. I am asking for your support because, as my dean’s put it this morning, “the time is now.” 
Because I am legally unable to work while living in China (per Chinese law for international students) the school is asking that I provide proof that I will be able to pay for basic living expenses including expenses for food and health insurance before sending me to China. We are also unable to get student loans because COVID affected the timing of when the US & Chinese offices would have been open.

I was originally planning to leave for China between October 1-11 but as of this morning per the meeting I had with the administration, they are planning to fly me out to China next Wednesday, September 23 (hence the urgency.) The flight that I will potentially be flying out on next week is a “humanitarian flight” and costs just over $10,000. They will purchase the flight for me tomorrow so long as I submit proof that I have $5,000 as a source of income for my year in China.

I am counting on my friends, family, mentors and all alike to help me fund this part of my education so as to not forfeit my full scholarship and join the Juilliard School’s innagural class in Tianjin, China.

Please, if you are able in anyway, please help me get to China, please


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