Fund My School Trip Abroad

Anna Lapchenko Start Date: Sep 22, 2016 - End Date: Nov 26, 2016

My Travel Story

by: Anna Lapchenko Start Date: Sep 22, 2016 - End Date: Nov 26, 2016
I'm a highschool student taking AP World History and my teacher mentioned an Italy-Greece trip and I became interested. I researched later that the trip was for 10 days and the lowest cost was around $3,893. My first inital thought was 'This is completely out of my budget.' I don't really have a budget because I cannot afford anything right now. There is no way I would be able to fund this trip and neither is my family because of personal financial reasons. The last time I ever went out of the United States was to visit my grandparents in Ukraine when I was 9 months old so I don't remember anything and after that, I'm almost never been out of state. To all possible donors, going on this Italy-Greece trip would mean so much, I don't know if you could comprehend it. It would be the perfect learning experience to be able to visit a place that I studied for a good fourth of the year. To be able to see the Colosseum where Romans sat around 2000 years ago, the Sistine Chapel that Michelangelo himself painted, the Acropolis where the Greeks worshipped etc. is like seeing history come alive and it would be incredible. I'm a visual learner and to see something that had such a big part in the world's history, that is very empowering in my opinion and the perfect way to wrap up the school year and the class. I would absolutely love to attend this trip. It would mean the world (no pun intended) to me. Thank you very much.