As a college student, it is easy to get lost in a seclusive bubble of exams, activities, and preparation for an uncertain future. In this bubble, students can lose sight of the world around them and begin to only focus on their small corner of the world. However, it is vastly important for students to gain a global perspective and be active participants in an international community.
For that reason, the Burnett Honors College at the University of Central Florida has organized study abroad service learning trips to give students access to worldly opportunities. We, a small group of college students looking to increase our positive impact on the world, are a part of one of those excursions. Our study abroad, titled Viva Mexico, will take us to the beautiful, highland state of Chiapas, Mexico and other surrounding areas.
In Chiapas, we will be volunteering in a school—Corazón de María—by giving lessons to young adults and providing materials and assistance needed by the school. We also hope to bring medical kits for the local clinic that include basic medical supplies, like gauze and gloves.
We truly believe that we have the capacity to positively impact our community, and we need your help to do it. By purchasing a t-shirt and donating to our cause, you are giving us the opportunity to provide supplies to those in need and support our global partnerships in the process. This experience is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to really make a difference in our world, and we hope you will join us on this journey!
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$200 - Allows our group to purchase a medical kit with $1000 worth of medical supplies for the school clinic
$400 - Allows our group to purchase the medical kit, plus much-needed school supplies for the students and our lesson plans
$600 - Allows our group to purchase the medical kit, school supplies, and project supplies like paint to beautify the school
Donations can also be made to the UCF Foundation at https://www.ucffoundation.org/givenow! Type in Mexico Study Abroad Program in the Search for a fund bar. Donations through the UCF Foundation are tax deductible, go directly to our trip expenses, and may be used for a gift matching program.