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Andrew Williams Study Abroad to Innsbruck, Austria
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Hello everyone! I have recently been accepted into MSU's study abroad program in Innsbruck, Austria for the Spring semester of 2015 (March-July). I will be taking classes at the historic University of Innsbruck through an International Student ... More ...

Hello everyone!

I have recently been accepted into MSU's study abroad program in Innsbruck, Austria for the Spring semester of 2015 (March-July). I will be taking classes at the historic University of Innsbruck through an International Student program. My goals for the semester are:

  1. To improve my German language proficiency
  2. Make connections with Austrian students and Innsbruck locals
  3. Build my resume with international academic and professional experience (I am currently arranging an internship with the American Corner in Innsbruck, which is an extension of the embassy based in Vienna). 

The reason I have set up this crowdfunding page is because 4 months in Europe is obviously not a cheap endeavor. I am required to cover the full cost of MSU tuition for 12 credits, the program fee, airfare, and spending money for myself to travel and eat. Any and all donations towards this trip by friends or family is greatly appreciated, and if you decide to donate, I plan on giving you something back in return! (Details of the perks are on the right side of the page)

During my stay, I plan to travel throughout as much of Austria and Germany as I can during my free time, and my program already includes trips to south Tirol as well as a few other local Austrian landmarks. I will also have the opportunity of crossing off one of the biggest tasks on my life-long bucket list when I snowboard in the Alps! The town of Innsbruck resides in a valley at the base of the Austrian Alps, so ski resorts are bountiful and only a short drive away.

Even if you decide not to donate, you will have access to the videoblog I will create while overseas. I plan to purchase a Go-Pro video camera to record the highlights of each week that I experience while in Austria and other parts of Europe. It might be as simple as me sharing a new German phrase I learned, a new friend I met, or even something as crazy as a first-person view of me shredding down a mountain on my snowboard! 

If you have any further questions about my trip, or this fundraising effort, feel free to email me at  andrewjwilliams18@gmail.com 

or add me on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1324463900

Thanks for your help!!!

 

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Perks

$5
Postcard
  • 1 claimed
If you donate at least $5 to my trip, I'll get you a postcard from Innsbruck or one of the many other cities I plan on visiting. It will be sent to you when I arrive back in the States to avoid international mailing fees.
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$20
Souvenir (Small)
  • 1 claimed
If you donate at least $20 towards my trip, I will bring you back a small souvenir unique to Austria as a token of my appreciation! (Plus postcard)
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$50
Souvenir (Medium)
  • 0 claimed
If you donate at least $50 towards my trip, you are an awesome person, but I will also purchase a souvenir exclusive to Austria or Germany for as a token of my thanks! (Plus postcard)
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$100
High-End Souvenir+More
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If you donate over $100 to my trip, you get a really big high five. Just kidding. I will get you a really nice souvenir from Austria or Germany and even send you a thank you email afterwords telling you personal stories from my trip, as well as send you some cool videos that wont be included with my blog series. YOU'RE A CHAMP.
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