Exactly a month from today I leave to study abroad in Paris, France. I am excited but incredibly nervous for this experience as it will be my first time outside of the United States. Additionally, I am concerned I will not be able to afford living in Paris for 4-5 months. As some of you may know, I am a low-income student at Pitzer College who has worked two or more jobs at a time to both get through school and help out back home with bills.
This semester has been especially stressful financially. I came into the school year with little to support myself after working an unpaid internship over the summer in Phoenix, AZ. On top of this, my family is behind in property taxes and we owe a large amount of money in back-owed taxes and late fees. This topic is extremely sensitive and stressful for me to discuss publicly but these circumstances have left me no other choice.
Since the beginning of this semester, I have done my best to be financially responsible. On top of being a full-time student, involved in many extra-curricular activities and clubs, I worked two jobs between 20-30 hours per week to save for both my semester abroad and our property taxes. However, two weeks ago the first installment of our property taxes was due and I had no other choice than to use the money I had saved for study abroad to contribute to that bill.
I have created this gofundme to gain financial support for my semester abroad, the money raised here will contribute to my food, transportation, travel, and any emergency expenses while I am in France from January 16th, 2020 to May 31, 2020.
Any donations, no matter how small or big, are deeply appreciated. Thank you for the love and support!
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