Help Me Study Abroad in Spain!

Dakota Derderian Start Date: Feb 12, 2018 - End Date: Jul 21, 2018
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • Vacation/Personal Trip
  • Oviedo, Spain
  • Madrid, Spain

My Travel Story

by: Dakota Derderian Start Date: Feb 12, 2018 - End Date: Jul 21, 2018
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • Vacation/Personal Trip
I have been offered a wonderful oppourtunity to participate in a four week, intensive Spanish language program in Oviedo. I have always wanted to go abroad and have been slowly working towards this goal since freshmen year while balancing 16 credits on average every term. By going abroad I hope to gain insight into the culture and history of Spain, refine my language skills, and expand my own "personal bubble." This is to say that I hope to grow as a person and a member of the community through my experiences abroad. This experience will also help me with my academic goals. I hope to minor in Spanish language, and this program provides me with the ability to kickstart that academic pursuit. In the longer term, I plan on going to medical school, and this porgram acts as meaningful enrichment that is integral for all physicians. While this is a passion of mine, unfortunately, cost is the biggest limitation for my journey. I am in the process of applying for nationally competitive scholarships, but even with these scholarships (if I get them), I am barely going to be able to cover the cost of tuiton ($5,375), and that does not include the cost of airfare, lunch and dinner meals, medical exams and immunizations, etc. The total is estimated to be around $7,900. Please consider donating any amount that you can!
  • Oviedo, Spain
  • Madrid, Spain