The Collab Students Go Abroad 2017!

$4,620 of $4,800 goal

Raised by 95 people in 1 month
Caroline Ezzo  PHILADELPHIA, PA
Our Goal
Raise $4000 to send seven amazing high school students on their first international immersion trip. 

Who Should Donate?
Everyone! Have you ever travelled to another country? Did you have a life changing study abroad experience? Do you remember the thrill of your first plane ride? Do you love learning about other cultures? And, as our world feels so divided, do you believe in the power of cross cultural experiences?

If so, read on!


For the past 13 years, The Collaborative has partnered with The Experiment in International Living (EIL), a summer study abroad program that offers a wide variety of cross cultural experiences. The programs are centered on Visual Arts, The Environment, Peace, Politics & Human Rights, Sustainability & Food Systems and Cultural Discovery and take place in over 20 countries. The trips are designed to have students connect deeply with one another while engaging in meaningful language study, regional exploration and community service. Students even get to live with local families to further expose them to the richness and complexities of other communities and cultures. Trips range from 3 - 5 weeks and cost $6,000 per student. 

Thanks to The Collab's intense support to students throughout the entire application and interview process, all summer 2017 participants will recieve a partial scholarship. The Collab must now raise $400 per student. 

In addition, each student's family is responsible for providing personal spending money, local travel to airports and passport applications. This proves challenging for many of the families. We hope to support our students' families so that their current financial situations do not impact a student's abilility to participate. 

Each year, students come away from this experience with invaluable new skills, global awareness, and memories that will last them a life time. For many of the students, this trip is a rare and treasured opportunity. Please help us provide this unique enriching opportunity for the Collab students!!


About the Collaborative
The Collab prepares and supports youth and young adults to become confident, effective leaders and creates cultures that value and integrate the contributions of youth, thereby building stronger communities. Please learn more at uccollab.org !

THANK YOU!
+ Read More
Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.

$4,620 of $4,800 goal

Raised by 95 people in 1 month
Created March 12, 2017
SF
$30
Steve Feeley
19 days ago
2
2
NH
$20
Nancy Hornberger
1 day ago

I am donating in honor of Nick Palazzolo's dedication to the Collaborative.

CK
$20
Candra Kennedy
10 days ago
1
1
SA
$50
Shana Album
13 days ago
2
2

Hope this helps!

AB
$100
Ashley Bracey
15 days ago
2
2

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for”.... Good luck, travelers! Forever a friend and supporter xoxo

JR
$30
Jessica Routhenstein
16 days ago
2
2
AS
$75
Ann Shalleck
16 days ago
2
2
MJ
$25
Mikaela Jensen-Roseman
16 days ago
2
2

Hope they have a great time--traveling is a great way to experience other people, places and things!

JR
$50
Jason Riegler
16 days ago
2
2
$40
E C. Burton
17 days ago
2
2

Such an awesome opportunity!

AR
$25
Allie Routhenstein
17 days ago
2
2
Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.
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 Not now

Pledge now, give later.

Pledge Now
You won't be charged for this pledge. We'll let Caroline know that you have pledged support.
Thank you!
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.