Small town girls w big dreams: New Zealand, Fiji & Australia

Hannah Godwin Start Date: May 7, 2016 - End Date: Nov 6, 2016
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Leadership/Training Program
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • Australia

My Travel Story

by: Hannah Godwin Start Date: May 7, 2016 - End Date: Nov 6, 2016
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Leadership/Training Program
  • Study/Degree Abroad
Hi lovelies! Thank you for taking the time to look at my campaign, first and for most. My name is Hannah and this page embodies my deepest dream come true. I've been blessed with the oppurtunity to travel to 3 of the most beautiful foreign lands, live among the inhabitants and learn from such rich cultures. Getting to this point in my life was beyond what I could ever fathom four years ago. After two long years of much darkness and self loathing, I told myself that I deserved to see the beauty this world has to offer. With a first hand experience in "life is too short", I knew the next step in my life had to be big, meaningful and transforming. Since the day I got my diploma, I've been working my a** off to be able to fulfill the promise I had made myself. In my course of finding the right program, I applied to four different programs that offered traveling abroad and often, a self-healing/self-reflective component. After the trials of tribulations of those avenues, I came to Carpe Diem and knew that there could never be a more perfect program for me. I originally applied to their Indigenous America semester, however, yet again the universe works in myseterious ways, I ended up committing to the South Pacific semester instead! It's been my life goal since before I can remember, to go to Fiji. Always when I was younger, "I'm gunna go to Fiji someday," "Wheres your dream destination? FIJI!" "Watch, I'll go to Fiji when one day, just wait." Such a weird but strong deteremation has gotten me to where I am today, writing this to you!

I'm proud to say that I was able to pay my entire $6,000 enrollment deposit out of my own pocket. I've been working two jobs, which I'm very fortunate for and am lucky to enjoy going to, and saving every penny, to be able to say that. Also extremely grateful that my parents have put aside a college fund in my name and are letting me use it for this experience. I will continue to work 45 hours a week all summer in order to come up with hopefully another good chunk of tuition. However I will need the help of likeminded folk to further help me achieve this goal....
  • New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • Australia