Help David to Study Abroad in Peru

David Leyva Start Date: Aug 3, 2018 - End Date: Jan 1, 2019
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • Vacation/Personal Trip
  • Lima, Peru
  • Cusco, Peru

My Travel Story

by: David Leyva Start Date: Aug 3, 2018 - End Date: Jan 1, 2019
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • Vacation/Personal Trip
Hello everybody! My name is David Leyva and I am a senior at CUNY Queens College who is majoring in Graphic Design and minoring in Business and Liberal Arts (BALA). This winter in January 2019, I plan on traveling to Peru for three and a half weeks to take a Spanish-based class that explores the history, culture, art, and media of Peru.

I've always wanted to study abroad at some point in my life so I could explore different places and learn about different cultures. But financing a study abroad trip has always been the main issue for me. This is why, for example, I couldn't study abroad last summer despite being an excellent student with a 3.92 GPA who has earned the Dean's List/Provost Awards for every semester of college and who is also going to earn the first-place Presidential Award next semester. 

It would be a nice dream-come-true if I'm able to raise enough money to study abroad in Peru so I can achieve my academic goals and personal goals, in which I would not only learn how to be more independent but also learn to see the world from a different and even better point of view since I will learn a lot about the culture of Peru and I will also meet new people. I'm also hoping to increase my academic prosperity through this trip, even though I suffer from a neurological disorder called Tourette's Syndrome but I still worked very hard in school and never gave up to get to where I am now. In addition, I'm hoping to earn more college credits from my trip so I can graduate college on time and successfully, especially since this is my first and last chance to study abroad before I graduate. 

I would highly appreciate any amount of donations that are made so I can cover my study abroad costs including tuition, airfare, and travel insurance. Every donation will bring me one step closer to my dream to become a reality. I look forward to a wonderful life-changing experience at Peru and also to share my study abroad knowledge and stories with my friends and family when I come back. Thank you, everybody.    






  • Lima, Peru
  • Cusco, Peru