Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Just Checking In!

Hi everyone!

Just a quick update and a thank you.

First of all, my application is coming along well! I am just finishing up writing my letter to my host family, and am figuring out transcripts with my school. Hopefully (cross your fingers), I'll be able to send in my finished application by Christmas break!

And in other news, the Viaggio Italiano scholarship has become available to apply for! To get this $2,000 scholarship, I have to answer a writing prompt in the form of a small essay and send it in. I'm hoping that I'll win this scholarship because it would make a huge dent in my tuition. If you're interested in looking at the prompt click here!

Again, thank you!
Amore sempre,

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Introduction and Chip In!

Hi Everyone!

I'm going to start out my blog by introducing myself and telling you a little about me!

My name's Maeve and I'm fifteen years old. I'm currently a sophomore in high school. I love music and have participated in many musicals: Grease, Beauty and the Beast, the Music Man, and most currently, Assassins. I also love anything related to art. I write, paint (just for fun :), I'm not great at it), and play piano. I also ski, play volleyball, and run.

I found out about the AFS program after talking with my dad's girlfriend, Sarah, about her experience. She went to Sweden in her junior year of high school, which is what I'm hoping to do, but I want to go to Italy! I went on the AFS website and immediately fell in love with the idea of living on my own in a different country. I was so excited, I hurried to ask my parents if I could go. Initially, they said no, but after several months of begging and a really persuasive presentation they agreed!

So now I'm stuck with a $13,750 tuition. I have a ton of ideas for raising money, including the donation widget. The donation widget is a super safe and easy way to contribute to my fundraising efforts! All the money that's donated through the widget will go straight to my tuition account aaaaaand it's non tax-deductible. Any help would be appreciated but if you can't, just sharing my blog with friends and family would be amazing.

I'll try to post updates as much as I can.
Thank you so much! 

To sponsor my AFS program, please click the Donate Now button to make a non tax-deductible contribution directly to my AFS program account. ------------------------>