Need Your Help to Achieve My Goal!

Hello,
My name is Ryoma Muraoka, and I'm in the very last semester of International Studies degree program at the University of Utah, USA.

I have been a College of Humanities student ambassador, made it on a Dean's List for academic success, and participated in and contributed to several students organizations. I'm currently doing an internship program at a non-profit humanitarian organization as well. My university experience has been spectacular, but it was not an easy road to get to where I am today.

Because of the very expensive tuitions for international students, I could not afford the higher education after attaining an Associate's degree. So I decided to take 3 years off from school and went back to Japan (my home country) to work. 

I had three different jobs and worked so hard for 70 hours/ week in Japan.  After a year of working in Tokyo, I figured that I can make more money in Australia so I moved. I worked at several kinds of jobs, including farm work and labor work, for two years in Australia. After years of saving up money, I was finally able to come back to America to finish my college education. 
28129740_15201989270_r.jpeg
28129740_15201987800_r.jpeg
However, due to a drastic change of currency exchange rate and an increase of school tuition,  I can't afford to pay although I'm so close to graduate. With my job and internship, I am working 34 hours/week while studying fulltime, but it is not enough to cover the whole tuition.
For me, it is more than just receiving a college certificate. It is about proving that someone like me can make a dream come to a reality. No matter where one comes from, one can make a difference. 

I came from broken home, lost my brother and best friend on the way, and went through countless struggles, but I Refused to Give Up
I'm still here thriving to achieve my goal so that someday I can inspire others and help those who are like me or even in a worse situation. 
And I Need Your Help to Accomplish that Goal! 

28129740_15201988420_r.jpeg28129740_15201988810_r.jpeg
Please help me, every dollar counts. I need at least $1400 and I only have about 2 weeks before the tuition due date. I am INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL for those who can help to donate or share this page. 
Thank you!

Donations

 See top
  • Anony Mouse 
    • $15 
    • 37 mos
  • Urmila Shrestha 
    • $100 
    • 38 mos
  • Nikki Lee 
    • $20 
    • 38 mos
  • Ui Afualo 
    • $50 
    • 38 mos
  • Nattaya Tasawat  
    • $30 
    • 38 mos
See all

Organizer

Ryoma Muraoka 
Organizer
Salt Lake City, UT
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more