Hello and thank you for visiting my page. My name is Jasmine Maree Johnson. I am a triple major at Chapman University studying Creative Writing, Communications, and Broadcast Journalism. I am twenty years old and for as long as I can remember I have dreamed of going to Italy.
Well, through hard work and dedication, I finally have my chance. I was accepted to participate in an ISEP Exchange in Milan, Italy through Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore this upcoming Spring Semester. I will be leaving January 26, 2013 and returning on June 1, 2013. That's 18 weeks in one of the most beautiful countries, with rich culture, and amazing food. Not only will I be visiting this amazing country, but I will get to take classes at one of it's most famous universities, I will get to live in the country, as well as walk, eat, and breathe among other Italians. Words cannot even express my excitement. I am truely blessed and thankful for this opportunity.
However there is one thing holding me back from making my dream a complete reality and that is where you come in. You are here on this page because I have reached out to you through facebook, email, family, and/or friends. When it comes to financing my exchange to Italy I have planned and worked hard to make sure everything is taken care of.
Room and Board: Check
Plane Ticket: Check
The only thing missing is living exspenses. For the past two months I have wracked my brain searching for a way to get up the money for living exspense in Italy and I have come up empty handed. I have already exhausted scholarships and grants this year for my tuition. I am unable to take out a private loan because I don't have a cosigner. I am unable to work and save up the money for living exspense because I am already doing that for my plane ticket, visa, and other program fees.
So this is where I need you. You have already taken the first step by clicking on the link. I am asking that you take the final step by making a donation to help me with living exspenses. I have just two months to come up with enough money to show the Italian Goverment that I will be stable in their country. I am asking for $3,500 which should be enough for for food, personal hygine, laundry, books, and other living costs for Milan.
Help me! I cannot do this alone. Anything you can give will make a difference and bring me one step closer to my goal. Help me make my dream a reality and donate to a great cause!
To my family and friends thank you for all of your love and support!
To all those donating, I appreciate you.
Here's to a wonderful semester and a great start to the new year. TO MILAN!
Jasmine Maree Johnson