Help me Study Abroad in Hong Kong China

My dream has always been to travel the world. I have always wanted to visit different and foreign places and experience their culture, different life styles, and explore its natural beauty.

My parents are originally from Brazil and have allowed me to spend my summers visiting family members every other year. I have grown fond of Brazilian food and culture, I fully speak the language and developed a wonderful relationship with my family and their extended family members and friends. When I was 12, due to my good grades, I was referred by my teacher to the People to People program and with the support of my parents, family members and lots of hard work I was able to represent the USA as a student Ambassador in Australia. What an experience it was, 20 days traveling and experiencing what very few people have an opportunity to do. I guess from there I really got hooked in traveling and chose hospitality as my major in college. I have recently been chosen as one of the four students out of five hundred who applied to the Study Abroad in Hong Kong, China at Polytechnic University as part of the student exchange program from University of Central Florida which I’m a Junior undergrad. I worked hard to qualify and can’t wait to arrive in Hong Kong in January. I am a full time student at the UCF with a part time job, now that and I live on my own time is of the essence and raising the money for this trip is extremely hard, so I truly need your help ! The total amount will cover the following expenses:
-Program Fee of $350
-Transportation Round Trip to China, Airport shuttle and taxi (round trip), Bus to and from school
-Medical insurance and Medical Emergency and Reparation Coverage
-Visa for my passport
-Tuition for my 12 credit hours at Polytechnic University
-Housing- On or off campus
-Meals
-Living Expenses, books, other incidentals per semester

I cannot express how important this trip would be towards my future as this school is specifically focused in Hotel and Tourism Management and would leave a great differentiation in my resume The money will go towards the expenses listed above but it will also expand my knowledge on Asian culture and give me a competitive advantage in the work force. Its hard enough trying to get a job with a degree alone, we all need to be involved in extracurricular activities within the areas of our study and what better way to do this then to study abroad? I would be able to experience everything first hand and apply it within my field of work immediately. Your financial support is much needed and appreciated, every penny counts! Please use the links bellow to better understand the Study abroad program and its fees and requirements.
http://www.polyu.edu.hk/iao/study-student-exchange.php http://studyabroad.ucf.edu/?ak=/programs/active/480/
http://studyabroad.ucf.edu/public/documents/HKPolyTechnic_Docs/HKPolyTechnicEstimatedStudentExpenses.pdf
I thank you in advance for your support and understanding. For any questions and/or concern please do to hesitate to contact me at: Taynah Oliveira 
Sincerely yours,
Taynah Oliveira
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Taynah Alve 
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Orlando, FL
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