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!