Imagine going to a beautiful place like Australia and Fiji for the very first time all by yourself! This is the opportunity I have gotten and I want to make the absolute most of it! Hello everybody! My name is Maggie. I just recently graduated in December from Northern Arizona University with a BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a BA in Political Science! I am now a grad student studying Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. I have this amazing and incredible opportunity to study criminal justice systems abroad in Australia and Fiji this summer. I can apply my studies, research, and unique experiences to a Master's thesis or Doctorate dissertation. I hope to emerse myself in different cultures and see all that the world has to offer! While I am abroad I plan to blog and bring a GoPro along to record unique aspects of my trip for people to see and hopefully feel like they were apart of the experience too, (believe it or not, I will not just be studying!) The program costs also include some fun activities like snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef and who wouldn't want to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World! Studying abroad will also help me impact the US criminal justice system because I will be able to research what works in other countries assisting my studies for solutions and additional research. I am determined to make a difference and to experience the world. By fully committing myself to an opportunity like this is simply the chance of a lifetime. I believe in paying it forward and decided for every $500 raised, I will give $50 back to my community. Every bit helps and I appreciate you even taking the time to read my story!