Study Abroad Italy Deaf/ASL Program

Hey all,

I am reaching out like this to ask for some major help. I am applying to a study abroad program in Italy this summer. I would like to be able to afford it on my own, but I cannot. I have worked my way through college and this is my last chance to do a study abroad through college. This program focuses on Deaf people and Sign Language. The program is highly renowned and I would benefit greatly from this trip.

The trip and the plane ticket cost $4,000. That is a lot for a college student. I have been working my butt off and still have not been able to come up with the money. Many other things in my life have taken away from my goals of saving this amount of money.

The money you donate will help me in going to study in a beautiful city, and learn about another culture from within their walls. I will be studying Italian spoken language, Italian sign language, and Italian Deaf culture & history. It would mean the world to me to be able to travel and expand my horizons. I believe I can make a difference with the knowledge gained from this trip. I plan to bring back the knowledge and use it to advocate for Deaf people here in the US.

I would need the money to be accumulated by sometime in late May. That means I have a month to complete this goal. Anything you can do to help would greatly be appreciated. Please help me reach this goal so I can make a difference in the world.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and donate your money.

— Mabel
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Mabel Najarro 
Rochester, NY
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