Send Allie Home
Organized by: Alexandra Zampano
I am blessed as a young women of my generation to have the opportunity of perusing a college education. There were times when women my age were immediately married and child-bearing while limited to staying home to complete housework. I am given the amazing opportunity to create something incredible for myself: a career. In many second-world countries, women are viewed as mere objects, used for their bodies and not their minds. Women, even today, struggle all over the World for opportunities such as education and employment; Things we take for granted everyday. I am so privileged not only for my education but also to be in such a diverse and tropical location, learning new things everyday and acquiring knowledge about cultures and environments that I never knew about. I have never been apart from my immediate family before, so this is quite hard; Even though I have wonderful family nearby my school who support me immensly, I am thankful for even the slightest bit of familiarity they provide for me. Growing up, I was constantly surrounded by my family, we are all incredbily close. There were never weekends when I wasn't with my cousins and most of my free-time is still spent with them, my parents and siblings. It is hard not having them to turn to 1,330 miles away, and they understood I needed to take this opportunity. All of my vaules are centered around my family-oritented lifestyle. I would like nothing more then to spend the holidays with my family back home in Connecticut, but as a full time student with multiple extracurricular activities I am lacking the funds to accomplish this. My parents have worked their whole lives to get me where I am today and for that I am incredibly thankful. I miss my family more then they will ever know. Please help me get home to spend such thoughtful times with them. Any little bit counts, thank you for reading.