I'm a college sophomore in Colorado. I grew up in an encouraging Southern Italian household. Being Southern Italian, I have always been very interested in my culture and my family members who live there. I've been given the opportunities in the summers to go and visit my cousins, aunts, and uncles all the while increasing my skill in the Italian language. Since I was in high school I have dreamed about becoming an exchange student over seas in Italy and I have finally been presented with the opportunity to do so while studying my families language as well as social sciences! I have been applying for scholarships from my program but I am looking for a little extra to be able to meet my tuition costs!