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Dream of becoming a Civil Engineer (Exchange Programme)

Organized by: Juliana Diniz

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Hi, my name is Juliana Diniz, I am 22 years old, I am currently studying the second year of Civil Engineering at the University of Cape Town (UCT) - South Africa.

Through UCT I was accepted in the exchange program at the University of California (UC), starting the program in the second half of 2016. At the moment I am in the internal selection process of UC, to the campus setting where I will do the exchange, it may be Berkeley, Irvine or Los Angeles.

The scholarship provided by UCT is $ 6,000.00 and over 50% of the air ticket to the US. The total cost of exchange is estimated at $ 10,000.00, including accommodation, food, transport and the rest of the air ticket. Unfortunately I have no availability of another $ 4,000.00 to complete the total value of the exchange.

This program is a great opportunity to expand my knowledge, and certainly will make a difference in my professional life, because UC is considered one of the top 10 engineering colleges in the world.

Civil Engineering is my dream, since my childhood I was involved with building and playing with cement, watching the workers on the construction sites in my own house or next to it. Today my dream has widened, knowing the current engineering options will specialize in the development of sustainable construction and integrated with nature which, of course, will add value to our society. I am part of the committee of Engineers Without Borders in South Africa and I intend to participate in the UC program involving me in social projects of the university.

I have always been very industrious and hardworking. I started working very early, at the age of 14, because I would like to study overseas and my parents would not have the financial means to support myself. When I was a senior in high school, I finally managed to save enough money to spend two months studying English abroad then I decided to study in South Africa, because of the quality of education and the affordable price.

Today I am enrolled at the second year in Civil Engineering at UCT. In the first year I got an average of 92%, one of the best grades of the college. Because of this, I was placed in the "Dean's List", where the names of the best students in college and as a reward received a partial scholarship college study.

I am sure that will be a great engineer, concerned with the integration of the buildings to the everyday life of our society.

To make this dream come true, I ask your help to get the outstanding amount of $ 4,000.00 needed for the exchange. Any amount will be very welcomed.

I truly thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

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Vicente Henrique Costa
Bank: BBVA
Account Number: 6714848052
Routing Number: 063013924
ABA: 062001186
Swift Code: CPASUS44


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