Having been VERY fortunate to travel around the world from a young age, during the two years of taking Spanish in middle school my family traveled to Roatán, Honduras and Cozumel, Mexico where I was able to practice what little Spanish I knew, learn new vocabulary, and learn more about the culture and traditions of the islands. These experiences only increased my interest in learning Spanish.
In high school, I earned the required language credits to graduate and even enrolled in advanced Spanish courses at the college level at UNC-Greensboro. My family also took more trips, and one location has stayed with me: Spain. I absolutely love the history, culture, food, and music (it is how I have gotten into playing flamenco guitar), and would love to further immerse myself in everything it has to offer by studying abroad in Valencia. I also plan to utilize Spanish in my career while working as a medical professional to better serve those who live with a language barrier and to eliminate the need for additional resources during their medical treatment such as a medical translator.
It has been a long-time goal of mine to study abroad in college and I don't have many opportunities to do so due to the major I am pursuing. I will be set to start my summer education abroad at the beginning of May, and I would greatly appreciate any donation amount. This summer experience (one of the shortest amounts of time to be abroad for) will cost $14,000 and still doesn't include air fare, food, basic necessities, etc. I will need all of the help I can receive, and I thank you so very much!
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