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Organized by: Max Burns

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THE STORY:

Hello -

This summer I will be studying abroad in South East Asia for academic credit! I will be participating in two different programs which will expand across Cambodia and Thailand and last for 14 weeks. For the first two weeks, I will travel throughout Cambodia and Thailand. While doing so, my classmates and I will learn about various nongovernmental organizations and how they solve issues in the region ranging from economic development, health care, education, to human rights work and conservation efforts. Following this overview of these organizations, I will intern with the Save Elephant Foundation (SEF) for 12 weeks in Chiang Mai, Thailand. SEF helps protect the South East Asian elephants, as well as provide economic support the local communities that use elephants as their main means of livelihood. One of the things that intrigued me about the internship was SEF's use of ecotourism and education as a means to save the organization's mission. As an intern, I will help with various projects like research or volunteer management and gain great experience in the field of international nonprofit management. 

Fortunately, I have already secured enough scholarships to cover the cost of the tuition and fees required by the University of Oregon and the organization that is arranging for my internship! Raised funds from this campaign will help contribute to the follow obstacles I am currently facing -

- Immunizations that will ensure my safety

- Travel costs which include round trip train tickets from Oregon to Vancouver BC, and round-trip flights from Vancouver to Thailand

- Visa fees

- Costs of living for both programs

- Equipment for travel and safety while working in the field so that I can participate in field research in remote parts of Thailand

Thank you for your support,

Max

$765

 

22% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Donor Comments

Bodie Pfost

Bodie Pfost

To the Max! 1 year ago

Yelin

Yelin

Good Luck! 1 year ago

Henry

Henry

2 years ago

Debbie Chinn

Debbie Chinn

2 years ago

Doug Beckett

Doug Beckett

Thank you, Max. My family has always had a special relationship with elephants, through the experience of my mother when she was a little girl and fell in love with them. They are magnificent, intelligent creatures. They deserve understanding. 2 years ago

Zaworski

Zaworski

2 years ago

Josh Adams

Josh Adams

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Jenna Boss

Jenna Boss

2 years ago

Cousin Susan

Cousin Susan

2 years ago

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