Study Abroad Dream

Elizabeth Daniels Start Date: May 11, 2017 - End Date: Aug 8, 2017
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • Brighton, United Kingdom

My Travel Story

by: Elizabeth Daniels Start Date: May 11, 2017 - End Date: Aug 8, 2017
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
Hello!

My name is Elizabeth Daniels and I'm from a small town in middle Georgia. I'm 19 years old and recently graduated from high school with honors and started my long journey towards medical school at Mercer University in Macon, GA.

It has always been a very big dream of mine to travel and see the world, to experience different cultures and languages and use those experiences to help those around me, and recently, I was blessed to be offered the chance!

I was recently given the wonderful opportunity to perform research and study for a full year at the University of Sussex in England. It's been a dream of mine to perform research here for a long time as they are very dedicated to the community and offer unique opportunities in neuroscience. But this opportunity comes with costs I currently can not afford.

My father recently had a heart attack in the beginning of March, and as a result, he has had to cut back on working, which has left my family in a financial struggle. My parents also help to pay for my niece's physical therapy and my Grandparents' healthcare.

My parents would love to help my realize my dream to travel and perform research in neuroscience abroad, a subject very passionate to us as, on mother's side of the family, mental illness is quite prevalent and has destroyed the lives of people close to us.

I know they would love to help but I know I would be putting them in a terrible position as they have so many other responsibilities. So I have decided to raise the money on my own.

I am currently in need of money for visa application fees, a plane ticket, and the housing fee for my university. I am actively searching a summer job and plan to work the entire summer to both save up money for this trip and help my family.

Please help me realize my dream to travel, study abroad, and revolutionize mental health care in the world!
  • Brighton, United Kingdom