Traveling the world has always been a dream of mine and there is no better way to do so than to study abroad in a country whose language I have been learning for four years. Taking a language in school is a great way to learn but going to the country will teach you things no teacher possibly could. Studying abroad in France would not only be valuable to my education but it would also leave me with lifelong friendships I could not dream of making any where else. I believe that every one should have the opportunity to study abroad at least once in their lives and if they are struggling financially they should do as much as they can to make it possible.
I am one out of four kids in my family and my father is our only source of income. He runs his own business so we do not benefit from things such as dental insurance or other things employees of big companies do. Given that the cabinet making industry is not booming, we are not in the best financial situation. Getting to spend my senior year of high school, or at least half, would be a dream come true and benefit me in ways one can only imagine.