Help Suz study mental health abroad!

$9,091 of $14,000 goal

Raised by 61 people in 6 months
Working through my first year of graduate school and clinical work has brought to light both the need for and lack of Spanish-speaking psychologists. There are many barriers to seeking mental health treatment, and it’s become clear that language is high on that list, especially in California. For that reason, I am embarking on a study abroad Spanish immersion program in South America this summer (with portions of the program being in Buenos Aires, Santiago, and Cusco). This program, through ECELA schools, is geared towards psychologists and even offers opportunities to shadow clinicians and gain supplemental training in community mental health settings. I would be able to both learn the language and use it in true clinical settings with native Spanish-speakers. Please thoughtfully and/or prayerfully consider helping me take a personal step towards bridging the gap between accessible mental health care and the clients in our community who are seeking it.

MONTHLY GOALS!
By March 31st - $4000
By April 30th - $7000
By May 31st - $11,000
By June 30 - $14,000

Below you can find the cost breakdown, showing you just where your money is going.  


$9,900 - tuition for 9 units (comparable to a semester of coursework at California public institutions)
$2500 - airfare to/within South America
$1300 - room, board, misc. living expenses
$200-300 - in case of emergency

Any portion, big or small, is incredibly helpful!
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Just about halfway to my goal, and about a month and a half left. LET’S GET ME TO MY GOAL!

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Hi friends! Thank you so much for continuing to spread the word. I have some monthly goals that I'd love to share with you. By the dates provided below, let's work hard to reach the goal number! I know we can do it!

By March 31st - $4000
By April 30th - $7000
By May 31st - $11,000
By June 30 - $14,000

Think we can raise another $2000 by March 31st to reach our goal? I DO!
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Fun fact! If we can raise $1000 more, I’ll be able to buy my plane tickets! Keep spreading the word, y’all!
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I’ve reached my first milestone! Thanks to everyone who’s supported so far, I’m able to put down a tuition deposit confirming my enrollment. Yay!!
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