Studying in Greece and Cyrpus

Hi! My name is Ben Espinal, and I am a full-time student at Coastal Carolina. I am in my third year as a student; I am in the National Society for Leadership and Success; and I am a Resident Adviser for University Housing.  This year, I have been picked to participate in one of the university's many study abroad programs. I will be going to Greece and Cyprus, on a faculty led trip, this May. I am raising money to help me pay for the trip.

During this trip, I will be taking an Art HIstory course,  "Art Crime and Cultural Heritage".  This is a three credit hour course that I believe will help me in achieving my dream job in the long run. We will be looking into the issue of looting from ancient ruins, the illicit trade of antiquities from ancient cultures, and the issues surrounding the protection of artifacts and their return to where they  belong. 

Traveling out of the country is not a cheap thing to do. Going on a trip that is operated through the my university is probably the best and cheapest chance for me to take. It still costs quite a bit though. I need to pay for the program cost and tuition, which come out to $5,571. Then there are the expenses of the meals that are not all covered by the program. The university suggests that a minimum of $350-$400 for food expenses. Students going on this trip will also need about $70-$100 for laundry.

The first payment for this trip will be made on December 8th of this year, 2017. The amount that I will owe is $1,400. The next two payments are due on January 12th and February 12th of 2018, and they will be for the same amount, each.

Going out of the US to study abroad is an awesome opportunity for a student to explore other parts of the world. Greece is one of the countries that I have been wanting to visit since I was a kid. It is the birthplace of the foundations of Western Civilization! I will be very appreciate to any who are willing to help me. You would be helping a dream of mine come true.
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Ben Espinal 
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Myrtle Beach, SC
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