Reuniting With My Australian Best Friends

Grace MacCaskill Start Date: Apr 17, 2017 - End Date: Apr 16, 2018
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Professional Development
  • Vacation/Personal Trip
  • Australia

My Travel Story

by: Grace MacCaskill Start Date: Apr 17, 2017 - End Date: Apr 16, 2018
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Professional Development
  • Vacation/Personal Trip
My name is Grace MacCaskill and I live in Ontario, Canada. Im 17 years old, and a straight A student. I plan on doing photography or music after graduation. Last year I had the pleasure of becoming very attached to two Australian exchange students, Emily and Kate, who both live in Melbourne. They are my everything, and while they were only here for 6 months, they were as close as sisters to me. We shared many memories, and I have never cried harder than when they went home. But I'm planning a trip to see them next summer.

      On the trip I plan to do a few things. Reunite with some of the closest friends I have ever made, and work on travel photography. This trip will help me mentally, and physically. I have social anxiety and don't have many close friends, so I get lonely. This trip is also to help with my depression, as I've had a very hard two years. Funding this trip may not be as appealing as funding a mission trip, or somebodys education, and you may be right. But I beg you, it is so needed. My heart will explode if I can't see them soon. The money needed for this trip is mainly for airfare and food,as I'll be living with them. Please, give what you can, and help me out. I'mhaving a hard time saving for this, and my school tuition, so anything helps.
  • Australia