6
6

Help Selena Study Spanish in Alicante

$730 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 55 months
Selena Brown  WINNETKA, CA

HELP THIS ARMY VETERAN STUDY SPANISH IN ALICANTE!

 

Thank you so much for visiting my page. I have the most amazing opportunity of a lifetime to study Spanish in Alicante, Spain, for my Summer semester 2013 through The Center for Cross-Cultural Study (CCCS)!

 

I was hoping to study abroad with the financial assistance I receive from the Post 911 GI Bill, since I am a US Army Veteran. However, it is not covered in my program according to my academic plan for my Associates degree in Spanish. In order for me to improve my fluency, in Alicante, I would have to find other funding.

 

The Summer study abroad program would require me to be submerged in the Spanish language 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and not speak English AT ALL, which is a crutch that I seem to use, currently, to translate what I hear and read in Spanish. This program would be the kick in the butt I need to challenge myself in a way that forces me to face my fear of uncertainty and just open my mind to accepting what I know is right when I speak Spanish. This program will definitely do that for me!

 

I feel that it is very important for me to speak the language as well as I can read and write it because I would be available to help people in the Spanish community in Los Angeles. I want to understand their perspectives. This would be an amazing chance to live with a Spanish-speaking family, expand my understanding of their culture, the arts, and take extensive classes at the University of Alicante. We would also be able to build friendships and learn from each other while on the cultural tours and in classes.

 

I'm hoping that I can get a few people to help by investing in this very educational endeavor of mine. Thank you for being there for me as I attempt to reach my goal to travel abroad to Alicante, Spain June 30-July 28, 2013!

 

CCCS Program Cost: $3000 is due: 6/1/13 with my application)

 

Obtaining the flight, book fees, and spending money for tours, lunch at school, transportation, etc.) $2000  (due: 6/1/13)

 

Thank you so much for your support!

+ Read More
Update 18
54 months ago

\Update! I am so thankful for all of the support I received for my Study Abroad this Summer, but it will have to be pushed to Summer Term 2013 since we didn't have the required 15 LAVC students to go. At first, I was sad by this, but then I realized from watching the Inspiration video on Easter Sunday:

"Our desires don't arrive on our schedule, they arrive when they are supposed to."

I found out that I will have to go next Summer Term 2013, which is even more beneficial, I eventually realized, since I will have completed the last 3 classes for my Associate of Spanish degree and this Study Abroad will be the closure I need to work on my fluency in the language.

So, keep sharing my link and I will keep you informed of my own personal goals I've achieved to get ready as well! Summer Term 2013 will be here before I know it and I really want to document this journey on video for sharing with you.

-Selena
+ Read More
Update 17
54 months ago

I am so grateful to everyone who has shared and donated to my Study Abroad Campaign. I'm hoping for more cheerful givers and share partners.

Have a safe and happy Easter!
+ Read More
Update 16
54 months ago

I am so close to achieving my first milestone of 25% of the LAVC Study Abroad Program this Summer. I have to submit it to the school on next Thursday, April 12th! If you believe in me and this educational endeavor, please share this post with your friends and family and if you would like, donate. :D

Thank you so much!
Selena
+ Read More
Update 15
54 months ago

Oh my! I've received a donation from a special person from my salsa family! Thank you so much, Errol! I am so filled with gratitude...this opportunity means so much to me! I'm so happy for your donation to help in my educational journey abroad. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Help spread the word!
 206 total shares

$730 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 55 months
Created March 21, 2012
EL
$100
Errol Lewis
54 months ago

Thanks for allowing me to help with this opportunity Selena y buena suerte mi amiga!

$20
Anonymous
54 months ago (Offline Donation)
$10
Anonymous
54 months ago (Offline Donation)
NR
$200
Norma Royston
54 months ago

You're awsome. Keep following your dreams!

$25
Anonymous
54 months ago (Offline Donation)
BC
$50
Ben Cott
54 months ago (Offline Donation)

Check by mail donation

$100
Anonymous
54 months ago
IE
$100
Imani Esbrand
55 months ago

We Love You and Wish you much Success!!!

RM
$25
Rhonda McLaughlin
55 months ago

I wish you much success (as always) in your future endeavors :-) Have a wonderful time! Love you!

TK
$100
Tiasha and Kevin
55 months ago

Girl this is awesome! Broaden your horizons Selena and continue to open yourself up to new opportunities to learn. Keep pressing until you can't press anymore, then press harder! We love you and remember to send pictures.

  Use My Facebook Account
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now
 Share on Facebook