Hello everyone! Thank you for taking time to read my story. My name is Nick Marak. I am a 23-year-old senior at the Univerity of Kansas. Thoughout my entire life I have dreamed of traveling to Italy. I have strong Italian roots and have dreamed of traveling there since I can remember. Since my freshmen year, I have been desperately trying to live my dream of studying abroad in Italy . As years went by, the opportunites to go abroad became slim. Finacial handicaps have derailed my chances to study abroad, but I have not given up hope. As I finish up my last semester at KU, I am hopeful that I can earn enough money to accept an internship in Rome, Italy. In January I will no longer be a student, meaning I will no longer be able to recieve finaical aid. Reciveing finacial aid is crucial to my quest to intern abroad. I kindly ask for any donations to help me live out a once in a life time opportunity. I want to thank you all for your time.