My Study Abroad in Barcelona

Hello, thank you for visiting my Gofundme campaign to help finance my upcoming (Fall 2016) semester abroad.

For those of you that don’t know me directly, I'm currently in my sophomore year, at Cal Poly SLO, studying business. With the help of grants and loans, I am paying for my college education almost entirely by myself. In addition to taking a full academic course load, I also currently work 24 hours a week. This summer I will be working two jobs.

In terms of my current extracurricular persuits I am doing Latin Dance, including Salsa and Bachata (originating in the Dominican Republic where by dad was born). I'm also picking up the ukulele so that I acompany myself when it comes the time to sing for people (singing is also something I love to do). Other than that I'm working towards studying abraod!

I will be going to Barcelona through CEA's international business program from August 31-December 12th of this year.In addition to my loans, grants, and work I am also applying for all the scholarships I can find. Despite all these efforts I am currently calculating a net deficit of roughly $10k. If you could help me with anything from a small amount to a not so small amount that would really help.


10 reasons why you should support me:

1. The youth of today are being plauged with a lifetime of debt in return for all efforts to be accepted by all the grown-ups. Now is your chance to change that for one deserving child
2. I'm almost 100% sure I'll meet my future husband in Spain (aka Messi, James, ect.)
3. This is your chance to contribute to my education before Bernie Sanders makes Goldman Sachs pay for it
4. Cal Poly is not as safe as you might have thought... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0I0fDGJfPY
5.  When YOU go to Barcelona you will have a connect, me, who knows all about the city 
6. You wouldn't want me to stress about money the whole time I'm in spain
7. For those of you that don't know me, I love fruits and vegetables. One of Barcelona's greatest spots is its Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria which is a huge farmers market type of place full of all the produce a girl like me could ever want
8. All I do is work and save up so I can stay in school, but with your help I can live a little 
9. Winter is coming so I want to spend the coming months seeing the world while I can
10. You can restore my faith in this cold world of Donald-Trump supporters and people who bite string cheese  by coming together as a community to send me to Barcelona!

In all seriousness, I'm really looking forward to all the lessons I will learn while abroad and enjoying a new place full of adventures and challenges that I will remember for the rest of my life.(http://www.ceastudyabroad.com/programs/spain/barcelona/6750/overview.html).

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 46 mos
  • Kathleen Magdaleno 
    • $25 
    • 47 mos
  • Donna Danita 
    • $30 
    • 47 mos
  • Sergio Ramirez 
    • $20 
    • 47 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 47 mos
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Organizer

Sophie Jimenez 
Organizer
San Luis Obispo, CA
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