Studying abroad: the Erasmus trip of my life.

Fran Descalzo Start Date: Nov 9, 2017 - End Date: Nov 8, 2018
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • Estados Unidos
  • Alemania
  • Letonia
  • Grecia

My Travel Story

by: Fran Descalzo Start Date: Nov 9, 2017 - End Date: Nov 8, 2018
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
Hello world!
My name is Fran. I am 20 years old and I study Philosophy. I live in Valencia, Spain. You can look at my whole story in my profile and you will deeply understand who I am and why I am here.
My reasons to start this campaign are strongly related to my life and my future. The situation in my country, Spain, is getting worse and worse as time goes on, and the national economy is awful nowadays. There are no longer any opportunities in my country. After years of thinking, I have assumed that if I want to develop myself as the enthusiastic human being that I am, I cannot stay in my country because all my qualities would be useless and I know I am never going to prosper in my professional life.
I have been looking for a job for the past six months before starting my major, and after a year and a half trying to succeed, I cannot find ANY KIND of job in order to be independent and starting to earn some money. This is due to the economy and the lack of opportunities that I live every day in Spain.
Since I have assumed that one day I will have to leave my country, my focus has been to find a job and earn money for 2 years, and spend the last day of my career studying abroad with the Erasmus European Exchange Program. I was taking a look at the options, and in the end the ones I liked the most were Latvia, Greece or Germany. Another option could be USA, with the International Exchange Program. My grades are good enough to deserve the place.
But, although I have very good marks, my economical situation is not the best at all. Furthermore, the whole scholarship that I could receive applying to the program does not even arrive to 400$/month, due to the horrible economical situation in my country. This money, of course, would not be useful at all, since I cannot afford even a flight ticket anywhere. I cannot do it. It is a pity that I cannot make my dreams come true just because I was born in a country that has never been capable of providing the people what they really need, or just because I am not in a family that can afford to pay a private University (mine, although it is public, you still have to pay due to the bad situation, but I get scholarships for that) or could give me the future I really want to have.
My intention with this campaign is trying to collect all the money I can from this platform while I keep working on my studies and trying to earn money on my own, in order to afford the trip of my life and be able to finish my career abroad.
If this campaign succeeds, it would allow me to afford all the expenses and I could finish my major out of my country. Nowadays, this is a very important feature. But this is really meaningful for me because in the future if I stay here I will not have any possibility of growing up or being independent, and if I do this trip I can try to expand my horizons and try to make new decisions of life in another country. I really know that if I do this, I will fulfill myself and my dream, and my future will completely change forever, letting me express what I am to the world, and making the world know what I am capable of.
One of the biggest passions of my life is my career, Philosophy. It is not very appreciated here, but there are a lot of opportunities abroad.
Asking for money is not a thing to be proud of. This is why I would not like this to be just a donation, but a mutual gift. As a Philosophy writer and student, I am willing to send EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATES IN THIS CAMPAIGN a brief philosophical essay about issues and topics of life, trying to put along my sensitivity and my analytical scope of the world, in order to create something poetic but at the same time something that could make the one who reads it think about everything.
I know that for most of the people this could be totally meaningless and useless, but it is the only way I could thank your support back.
After explaining my whole story, I can only thank everyone who reads this and of course I want to say that I would appreciate with my life any effort that people could make in order to spread my word or making my campaign progress.
From the beginning until the end of my campaign, I will keep giving information about how the campaign is going and also about my situation and the trip status.
I am also willing to keep in contact from the first time with anyone that is already participating in the campaign and wants to know more about it or about the trip.
One last time, I can only thank you for your time reading my deep story.
I just want to tell you that this will not be possible without your help. And as a philosopher, I know you are going to feel quite much better after knowing you are helping me to make my dreams come true. That is never a loss or a waste, but a personal benefit.
  • Estados Unidos
  • Alemania
  • Letonia
  • Grecia

Adventure Registry

  • Optional money for books and personal material for my writings.

    500
  • Photography Camera

    1.000