Send August to Study in Italy

August Graves Start Date: Aug 18, 2014 - End Date: Dec 15, 2014

My Travel Story

by: August Graves Start Date: Aug 18, 2014 - End Date: Dec 15, 2014
In the past two summers I have had the oppurtunity to experience so many things. Volunteer service in the Dominican Republic and a 2 week backpacking trip opened my eyes to how beautiful the world really is. On these trips I have found not only a love for travel itself but also for witnessing different cultures first hand. With these amazing experiences and new tastes fully digested, coming back to my New York City public school is extremely disheartening. Instead of 4 walls and a blackboard, I'm hoping to recieve my education from the world at large, and with your help I can achieve just that! Italy would open my eyes to a new culture, especially with the many UNESCO world heritage sites, museums, language, and recipes (which I would be happy to take back home!)
Italy would provide me with a greater sense of culture, purpose, and help me grow as a person. Studying abroad will show me the world through a local's eyes and make memories that will last forever. Different cultures can provide a different pair of eyes- so on my return back home I can develop a new appreciation for the beauty of my city.
This means the world to me, and I am very grateful for any support. Thankyou for your help! 
P.S. If you donate $50 or more I will send you a batch of homemade biscotti cookies in the spirit of my future Italian adventure!


  • 25% !!!!

    In addition to the $275 raised by this website, I have recieved donations in person for my birthday. I am happy to announce that I have collected $1000 to fund my trip! Thanks to all who donated, I can not express how excited I am! 25% there!! 
    P.S. I am no longer doing a semester abroad, my trip will take place next summer. 
  • 4% There!

    Thankyou to Sam, Carla, and Robin for creating the first steps to this campaign! You guys are awesome!