Help me go to the USA!

Ilija Jovanović Start Date: Nov 15, 2016 - End Date: Dec 14, 2016
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My Travel Story

by: Ilija Jovanović Start Date: Nov 15, 2016 - End Date: Dec 14, 2016

Hello everyone!

I am Ilija Jovanovic. I am a 3rd year student at Singidunum University in Niš,Serbia where i am studying Tourism and Hospitality. I love to travel( I wouldnt enroll in this university if i didnt,right? ) and i have been to a lot of countries such as Switzerland, Czech Republic and Austria to name a few. I am making this fundraiser because there is a  special cultural exchange program founded by the U.S. Department of State("Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs") called "Summer Work and Travel program" through where full-time students can get J-1 visas to come to the USA.
Its based on working in the USA for 4 months during the summer break and after the work visa ends it automatically converts to a 30 day tourist visa so students can explore the country. The point of the program is to gain new cultural experiences, improve English speaking,make new friendships etc.
 After reading about the experiences that the program offers, I knew i wanted to go while i'm still a student. So last month i applied in a local agency called "Work and Travel Group" which secures you a job in the USA through a US Sponsor organization(In this case CIEE) and handles the paperwork needed to get a visa.  I put helpful links in link section containing more information about the program.
It would mean the world to me if you could support my fundraiser. Any donation would help! Thank you.

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