I am very grateful and excited out of my gourd to have the opportunity to study abroad in Spain this May via the Kentucky Institute for International Studies ( kiis.org ) and take an intensive 2-week Fundamentals of Communication and Culture class in Segovia, Spain.
So here’s the Big Update!
I have been officially accepted into the program! (duh!)
What’s we have paid for so far by a combination of donations & my own money:
- My Passport & passport card replacement ✓
- The program application fee ✓
- A small savings for books and school-related stuff ✓
- Red wine en España (one donor requested that’s what I spend her $$ on. I love y’all.) ✓
What still needs to be paid (And deadlines!! AAAH!!!)
- $2000 for the program fee DUE MARCH 15th
- Aproxomately $1525 for roundtrip airfare due… later
- Spending $$ due by 2nd week of May
If 300 people are willing to donate between now and the end of March, we can make this happen, y’all.
When we work together, my interweb friends, I can go to Spain and begin what I think is the start of my actual career.
I’m a 34 year old black woman who has never been to Europe, and has an interest in teaching English abroad to give folks the tools the need to express themselves in the international trade language.
In the future, I want to teach communication skills at a college level, and supplement the education of K-12 youth and out-of-school 18-25 year olds on how they can communicate effectively. I also see myself as a trainer. I’ve been abroad before, but not in an educational context.
I strongly believe that for everything I learn, others learn as well. This is why I feel it is imperative for me to gather these experiences while it’s accessible. I’m working towards the world I want to see, and if you know anything about me, know that my personal goals always have roots in giving back.
Thanks! Please donate!