Hey World of people looking for and to help!
my name is Amy M. W.. well ill keep that part to myself.:)
Obviously i am looking for help just as much as EVERYONE else on this website.. which by the way Grandmas Brownie Points to whoever invented this site! And so,, here goes my plee:
There is this program,, im sure some of you have heard of,, called People to People Student Ambassadors Program. Yeah so im just going to be honest.. id like to go. haha. I have been invited to go on the European Discovery Program. It explores
-the Eiffel Tower
-the Basilique du Sacre Coer
-the Notre Dame Cathedral
-the Opera Quarter
- the historic Montmare area
-the famous Musee du Louvre (including the Mona Lisa
-the Chateau de Versailles
- Zurich, Switzerland
-Yummy Swiss chocolate
- Lucerne, Switzerland
-the picturesque Kapellbrucke bridge
-the Lion Monument
>Lunch at Villa Blanka
>Bake your own desert: Famous Austrian
>salt mines of Hallein
>ride mine trolley or wooden slides in the heart of
>Hellbrunn water casle
>the Austrian daily life while staying with a host
>Mauthausen concentration camp
>castle town of Friesch with medieval dinner at
>the work of local residents at mills and farms
>Meet and chat with a survivor of a concentration
>attend concert at famous concert house
- Venice, Italy
-bustling alleys, bridges, and canals
-Venetian glass blowing
- Tuscany, Italy
-Renaissance city of Florence
-Michelangelo's great statue David
-Leaning Tower of Pisa
- Rome, Italy
-the Spanish Steps
-the Trevi Fountain
- Vatican City, Vatican
-St. Peter's Basilica
-the Sistine Chapel
As you can see, this experiance would be probably one of the most enriching experiances of my highschool career, if not my life. Honestly, who wouldn't want to go on a trip like this.. right? But specifically, why do I want to go on this trip?
I have a love for history. Now, you have to understand im not talking about the "sit-in-a-desk-in-Small-Town, America-listening-to-your-90-year-old-history-teacher-lecture" kind of history. Yes, that is part of history and there is some important details in those high school world history books, but how much do you actually learn from them? Do you learn from our ancestors mistakes? Do you know how it feels to stand in their spot at the time? Do you have any idea at all about their experiances? How can you know what your grandmother means when she tells of "her first taste of Swiss chocolate" if you've never tasted it?
I believe everyone should have the chance to explore our worlds complex history. Everyone should have the privalage to stand where our ancestors once stood. No, we wont know exactly their thoughts or all of thier feelings, but we will be that much closer to understanding our past. We can't have a future until we understand our past.
I know I am just one girl in this humungous world. I know that none of you know me or have any reason to help me achieve my goal. But I also know if you never give up faith, if you believe it enough, if you give your all.. you will achieve success. So I am asking for Your help.
The cost is 5,999 American dollars just for the tuition. Extra costs are: spending money, passport, and zone fares.
Im not neccessarily asking for money. I am also asking for information, maybe fundraising ideas, encouraging words, your prayers. I am asking for all of you to believe in me. Anything you can do, will be helpful in some way, whether big or small.
Thank you for your time. You've already done so much just by reading this note, through. If I can help you.. Holla!
XoXo A. email:firstname.lastname@example.org