Floridian Online student to Costa Rica to study business

Cydney Rallo Start Date: Sep 4, 2016 - End Date: Mar 3, 2017
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • Costa Rica

My Travel Story

by: Cydney Rallo Start Date: Sep 4, 2016 - End Date: Mar 3, 2017
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
Aspiration is a noun meaning the strong desire to achieve something, and clever enough, it also can mean the act of breathing. I desire to achieve like I breathe, by that I mean it is something always in my subconscious. Receiving a financial help will allow me to  achieve more professionally with the chance to go abroad.

When taking a look at my future I find myself beginning to set my goals higher and higher as I learn about all the opportunities out there for those who work hard for them. It is inevitable to first vision the path needed to get started. It was always in my subconscious that I do not have the funds needed to get a degree and to move forward until I found the ASU college program at Starbucks. This program does not cover taking a course abroad.

My family’s life was turned upside down when we received the news my mother of five had stage three breast cancer. This journey carried with it a major financial burden but more importantly it brought her to health. June of this year after five years of remission her cancer has returned and she was diagnosed with stage four stomach cancer. This has changed the course of my life because I provide the primary help for my mother. This has also affected the financial comfort of my family. Receiving help will determine whether I have the funds to study abroad.

My professional goals will always follow alongside my moral and ethical beliefs. I do not consider Costa Rica an ideal location for my academic expansion solely because of its literacy rate and natural beauties. Throughout my career I will uphold strong sustainable and environmentally responsible practices. As a globalized world, 21st century tourism, business practice, and even studying abroad, has to be sustainable. Costa Rica is certified for sustainable tourism and tourist business, and accordingly is committed to handling risks to nature proactively and carrying out conservation measures.

This program will be without doubt demanding, but it will carry with it the reward of first hand engagement in academic activities. I have yet to visit any countries outside of the united states, although I have traveled across America through road trips and spending time with family. I have a passion for travel and experiencing culture. To study abroad would allow me to incorporate an enriching opportunity into my studies and to enhance my development as a Business professional and as a student.

Success, to me is being able  to make my mark as an ethically conscious business woman. I would like to strengthen my leadership, gain hands on life skills, and experience personal growth through this study abroad endeavor. The highly stimulating environment of this opportunity will allow me to flourish alongside people with their own battles, their own dreams, and a similar dedication to excellence.

  • Costa Rica

Updates

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  • Confirmed

    "Study Abroad Office - Confirmed to ASU Global Intensive Experience Program
    Greetings from the ASU Study Abroad Office!

    Thank you for confirming your place on your study abroad program! Over the coming weeks, your Faculty Director will be in contact with you regarding program-specific information, academics, and upcoming mandatory in-person orientation meeting(s). Please be on the lookout for that communication. As a reminder, the Study Abroad Office will now charge your ASU student account the full program fee and begin to make financial commitments on your behalf."
  • Scholorship 500$

    Scholorship 500$
    I have exhausted my resources and it's begun to pay back.
    I've adjusted the total accordingly. I am very grateful for being selected to receive some help from my university!