Help My Childhood Dreams Come True

I'm an exchange student from Canada, studying in Mannheim, Germany and I have a dream of traveling. This experience has already been incredible and I'm still overjoyed that my childhood dream of coming to Europe has become a reality! Of course, as wonderful as it is, living in Europe is expensive, especially with the exchange rate. I have enough money budgeted to pay for rent, insurance, and groceries, but in order to travel to the cities I've dreamed of going to since I was a kid, I need some help. 

The money you give me will be used for bus, plane, or train tickets (whichever is the best deal), accommodation, and food. My highest priority cities are:  
- Paris
- Hamburg
- Inverness

But there are many more I'd love to see. If you help me out, I'll send you a personalized postcard from one of these three cities! 

These three cities are important to me for both educational and personal reasons.
I am passionate about history and all three of these locations are rich in it. I love art, the French Revolution, and Victor Hugo, so Paris has been high on my list of places to see for years.
Hamburg became significant to me when I learned about Helmuth Hübener, a seventeen year old boy who wrote pamphlets against Hitler and was executed for it. I have been working on a writing project about him, so being in the city he grew up in would help my research and creative process.
Inverness is close to where some of my ancestors lived and fought and as a Canadian with Scottish roots, it would be amazing to be there and to feel more connected to my heritage. Being able to see these places would mean the world to me and I would be forever grateful for your generosity! 

By studying abroad, I have expanded my understanding of the world we live in. I've met some incredible people from diverse backgrounds and from multiple countries. I've been able to improve my German, I've built my confidence, and I've grown in so many ways. Please help me to nourish these changes.

Thank you!


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Hannah Stevenson 
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