Melanie is studying in Israel!

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Raised by 25 people in 77 months

Dear Family and Friends,


I have the incredible opportunity to spend Fall 2012 at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel. Here's why it's incredible: 
The Ben-Gurion University is one of the top research universities in Israel, located in the arid, magnificent desert of the Negev. As a student, I will get to go into the University archives with my class and create an independent study through the University. These archives are the personal correspondences and memoirs of David Ben-Gurion, founder and first prime minister of modern Israel. As a student I will have the opportunity to create my own research project, which will mean working with more archives and/or working in the University library in some respect. I will work with highly esteemed professors in the areas of Israeli studies,peace and violence studies, history, ecology, and literature. AND I will be learning Hebrew AND traveling all over the country--to Jerusalem, to Bethlehem, through the desert, the Red Sea...all of it!

Since traveling is expensive, at the suggestion of my study abroad advisor I am creating a "help send me abroad" donation fund to cover some of my trip expenses.

I believe whole heartedly in the power of bridging cultural gaps through interaction, and I pray that this will be one of the most enriching, humbling, extraordinary experiences of my young life! Please help me meet my goal; share it with your friends, and in return I will document all that I see in the Middle East.

Thank you; God bless you!

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God be with you all! I am so thrilled to say I am at 93 percent of my goal all thanks to the support and prayers of you, my dear family and friends. I am so honored and touched to have such an incredible support network. As the date draws nearer and nearer (August 1st!) I am filled with nerves and excitement and truly don't know what to expect, but I know that with the support of those back home, I can handle whatever this journey throws at me!
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Greetings friends! In the midst of summer, "vacation," planning and family time, I am dreaming of the desert (I know. Heat!) and still raising money for my time abroad. Please share this with everyone you know and help support me! God bless! Mel
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Shalom, y'all. Here it is: my ticket to Tel Aviv! This is entirely due to your support. I am so blessed to have such amazing people in my life! I'm still only halfway to my goal, so please share this with your family and friends! God bless! Have a wonderful weekend!
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Got my acceptance package--time to start working on the greater details of oversees travel. Also planning on meeting with TCNJ financial aid on Monday! Asking for prayers!
Love, Mel
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Raised by 25 people in 77 months
Created April 5, 2012
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Have a blessed time, Melanie! If you get a chance, please open a candle for my family at the Church of the Resurrection, just one small one. Thank you. God Bless You!

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Go explore the world. Enjoy every single exciting/terrifying second of it.

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