I have been given a chance to travel 30,000 miles, for 105 days, to 14 countries, on 4 continents, across 2 oceans, in order to experience 1 world. The amazing opportunity came with my admission to a program called "Semester at Sea" which selects 700 college students to travel the world while taking accredited courses. The voyage will be life changing as it allows me to become a global thinker and a citizen of the world.
You are most likely thinking, “Who is paying for this?” and that was the same question I had for the program, other Dartmouth students who have attended, and myself. The total cost of this voyage is about $30,000 and I do not have that many zeros in my bank account, so I was glad to hear that working multiple jobs, outside scholarships, and financial aid from Dartmouth and Semester at Sea could cover the majority of the cost. In order to reach my goal of completely covering the cost, I decide not to ask for monetary donations but to earn them.
Before you consider donating please take time to explore my page and learn about me as a person. Let my community service or future goals help you decide if I have earned your generosity. Examine my life story to see if I possess qualities that will allow you to be confident that you are helping a strong student and compassionate person have a chance of a lifetime. Also know that I will give all donors constant updates on my progress during the voyage through videos, pictures, and blog post. Finally I will be posting a culminating essay, along with a video presentation at the end of the voyage to my website –-upon request a hard copy of both can be sent to donors. It is my sincere hope that everyone is able to see that I believe in earning one's dreams and persevering until those dreams become reality.
If you would be interested in becoming a part of my journey, I would truly appreciate your support! Please consider coming part of my “One Hundred, Pledge $100” campaign, where donors pledge $100 to my voyage and get a special thanks on my website. If you are not able to donate that amount at this time, I would be greatly appreciative of whatever amount you can give. There’s an opportunity at the right of my website for you to donate, your chosen amount, to my Semester at Sea through the security of PayPal. Your donations are helping me take one step closer on the road toward my voyage. Thank you so much for your help!