There are two very important trips that I plan on taking in the course of my college career. I am extremely passionate about the trips that I have planned to Europe, as well as the St. Thomas islands because they will help me greatly in my educational journey. I chose the Spanish Virgin Islands because there is a research project being held, where students are able to study marine life. This would help me to discover if my educational interests truly lie in biology, or somewhere else such as international affairs. That is why I would like to travel to Germany and Switzerland for an internship program, and other countries in central Europe for a chance to study abroad. I am currently enrolled to recieve a minor in German, and I am semi fluent in the language. It would mean so much to me if I would be able to get the funds to travel, because I would not be able to travel without help. Recieving funds would mean that I would get the chance to truly explore my education with hands on expierences, much more than I could ever recieve in the classroom.