Athens in the Summer, Italy in the Spring!

Taylor Woods Start Date: Apr 8, 2016 - End Date: Jan 7, 2017

My Travel Story

by: Taylor Woods Start Date: Apr 8, 2016 - End Date: Jan 7, 2017
Hello, thank you for considering help funding my trip! I'm hoping these abroad experiences will change my life and enlighten myself and those around me. In Greece, I will be learning the background and history of this great society and become more immersed in the culture. This summer study abroad trip is more for passion than volunteering, but that doesn't mean the educational experience will be any less valuable.

In my major trip to Italy, I will be volunteering within the community on a daily basis during the week days and working with students. I believe this trip to Italy will give me the experience necessary to work and start volunteering with children and younger students within a larger volunteer organization. After returning and graduating from University of California, Riverside I intend to join City Year Organization and donate a year of my time giving back to the community and helping students in need graduate from their learning institutions.

What makes this meaningful for me is that I will never have this kind of experience again. If anyone personally knows me, they know that I am completely and have always been dedicated to my educational career and academic success. What makes it such an accomplishment for me, is that I have always been able to do it on my own, without parental guidance or assistance. It's come to the point in my academic journey where I am offered this plethora of opportunities and the only problem is how I'm going to fund them. I am so excited about all the wonderful experiences that I am going to have, that I am willing to surrender my pride and ask for help. I really would love to be able to go on these journeys.

**For those who want a detailed expense report go ahead and email me, I have two different ones from Athens and one for Italy, these numbers are roughly combined/estimated. I have my 'exact' program fees expense report for Greece, and Italy is five times the length of that and not the same accomondations so that is taken into account, but ANYTHING HELPS. 

Thank you for your time and consideration. Any help is good help.