Help Cori Study Abroad in Mexico

Hi! My name is Cori McCleskey, I am a senior at the University of Arkansas. I am pursuing a major in International Business Management with minors in French and Spanish. 

My final goal at the University of Arkansas is studying abroad in Puebla, Mexico after my graduation in May. (Studying abroad is required for my degree!) 

This program offers a professional placement within an orphanage or cancer facility. It includes a homestay with a host family, trips to historical and cultural sites, and overnight weekend excursions. 

Program Fee: $3800 (includes Orientation, Tuition, Rent, Excursions)
Airfare: $850
Other Anticipated Expenses: passport fees, meals, and other personal expenses.

Whether it's a $5 contribution or donation in exchange for service - any bit will truly help me reach Mexico. In case you're wondering, I'm able to offer many services from  the skills I've gained over the last 5 years. Do you have an event coming up? I'm great at Event Planning! I can help build your personal online brand or write a custom letter to your special someone in French/Spanish/Urdu. I can even teach you all of the Arkansas Razorback Traditions and Songs. I would love to work for your donation so feel free to check out my LinkedIn for a more detailed list of skills and send me a private message.

Thank you so much for your time and support.

Before the U of A, I was not an active-learner in my education nor was I considered a leader. Once I moved away from home, I knew that I wanted things to be different. In order to learn about myself, I needed to move out of my comfort zone. Soon enough, I found myself becoming a student leader. The Student Affairs staff saw my potential and gave me the opportunities to utilize my strengths to better the University, other students, and myself. 

I experienced many growing pains while pushing myself in situations that made me feel socially and academically uncomfortable. As a first-generation college student, my degree's criteria of learning languages, studying abroad, and becoming a business professional appeared beyond my abilities. 

In addition, I am classified as an Independent student because I come from a non-traditional home. You may know some of my adversities but once coming to the University of Arkansas, I was determined to turn those experiences into the grit that will fuel my professional and academic life.

Yet, I am still in need of help to fund this endeavor  to achieve my final undergraduate goal. I have worked the entire time that I've been enrolled, even while holding 18 hours of class. Currently, I am a Marketing Intern at Tyson Foods- and I've held 8 student leadership positions on campus. I am entirely reliant on scholarships and your help.
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Cori McCleskey 
Fayetteville, AR
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