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Get Sophia to Japan!

Organized by: Sophia Myers-Kelley

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We did it!
February 28, 2016

Thank you everyone who donated to my cause! I'm proud to announce that combining all the online and offline donations, we have reached and exceeded See More

EVENT DATE Apr 01, 2016

THE STORY:

I'm going to study abroad at Akita International University this spring- which has been a dream of mine since I was 6- but I need your help!

Akita University is offering me a semester of study from April 1st-July 30th. There I will study sociology, along with Japanese and Japanese culture. Some classes I hope to take include Tea Ceremony, Flower Arranging, and a sociology class called Minorities in the US.

Going to Japan will benefit my academic and professional career. I can continue my sociology major and nonprofit minor there. I'll be able to utilize my sociological training in a new country, and analyze how Japan regulates their nonprofit sector differently.

I'll be dorming with a Japanese roommate and living on a campus surrounded by forest and close to the sea. I should learn a lot from students from Japan, and from all other parts of the globe. 

You might be asking why I'm raising money for this trip. I'm raising money for airfare, cultural experiences, transportation, food, hotels, and recreation/shopping for souvenirs. I'm working hard to save money, but I can't do it without your help. Any amount is appreciated, and I thank you very much for considering! 
If you cannot donate at this time, please consider sharing this page and my story with your friends. Thank you. 

 

$1,535

 

104% Raised of $1,480 Goal

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  • David Weiss & Margaret Schuster

    $20

  • Lisa Desmond

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Erin Noonan

    $25

  • Jane Shoffner

    $75

  • Liz Hanson

    $20

  • Steve Boland

    $50

  • Jan and Gene

    $250

  • Jan Conlin and Gene Goetz

    $500

  • Theresa and Maureen Gaffey

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Melanie

     

  • Joan Nahurski

    $50

  • Heidi

    $25

  • Susan

    $25

  • Cody

    $10

  • Katie

    $30

  • Henry Swanson

     

  • Maggie

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Heather Rickbeil

    $50

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Donor Comments

Heather Rickbeil

Heather Rickbeil

DONATION: $50

I hope you have a great time! Use these extra funds to do something you normally wouldn't do! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Maggie

Maggie

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Henry Swanson

Henry Swanson

æ 2 years ago

Katie

Katie

DONATION: $30

CUZ 2 years ago

Cody

Cody

DONATION: $10

Because you already do so much for everyone, it's the least I could do 2 years ago

Susan

Susan

DONATION: $25

Enjoy the JOURNEY! 2 years ago

Heidi

Heidi

DONATION: $25

I wish you the best on your JOURNEY! 2 years ago

Joan Nahurski

Joan Nahurski

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Melanie

Melanie

2 years ago

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