Julia's Australian Adventure

Julia Feld Start Date: Nov 20, 2016 - End Date: Aug 26, 2017
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
  • Auckland, New Zealand

My Travel Story

by: Julia Feld Start Date: Nov 20, 2016 - End Date: Aug 26, 2017
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
Dear Friends and Family,

Since I was little, I’ve loved to travel; and ever since my parents let me travel to Phoenix, Arizona during spring break of my sophomore year of high school, my passion for travel has only grown. Currently, I am a Freshman at Winona State University where I’m double majoring in English and am pursuing an Adventure Tourism minor as well. One of the reasons that I chose Winona State as my school is the opportunity to study abroad that they provide to their students.

For a long time now, it has been a dream of mine to visit Australia. Winona State offers two types of international study programs, traditional study abroad in semester and yearlong lengths and Travel Studies, that range from two to eight weeks and include classes taught by Winona State teachers. My dream program is one called The Pacific Challenge; it is an eight-week program that takes its participants along the east coast of Australia as well as to New Zealand. It is an adventure program that includes excursions as well as classes that focus on the tourism industry, which fits my minor perfectly. I can take up to 18 academic credits on the trip, which would allow me to complete the majority of my minor work while abroad. I am writing this letter today because I need your help in making this program become a reality for me.

I plan to study aboard in the calendar year of 2018 and need to raise about $2500 to cover the cost of the classes I will be taking during the Pacific Challenge program. If I end up not being able to go on that particular program, I will use the money raised here to go toward another program in Australia; a semester abroad at Southern Cross University in Lismore, Australia. That program would also allow me to take some classes related to my Adventure Tourism minor, as well as some that go with my English majors and the general education requirements mandated by the state of Minnesota.

I would like to thank you all in advance for taking the time to read this, and even if you can’t financially support me in this campaign, thank you for your time. Every little bit helps and I am very grateful for whatever any of you can contribute.

I would more than happy to talk to you more about either of the programs! Feel free to reach out on Facebook, Twitter, or email me at one of these addesses: jfeld15@winona.edu or juliafeld2016@gmail.com.

Thank you,
Sincerely, Julia
  • Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
  • Auckland, New Zealand

Updates

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  • Update #1

    Hey everyone,
    I just started this campaign and I'm hoping to reach a goal of $2500. My goal with this campaign is to help get me closer to my dream study abroad trip to Australia in 2018. Thanks in advance to everyone who takes a minute to look at my campaign!
    Best,
    -Julia