Thursday, November 10, 2016

          My name is Michaiah Fields and this time next year I will be leaving Memphis, Tennessee to study abroad with AFS Intercultural Programs for one year in Italy. I am delighted that I have been given this chance to explore the world in a new way. Just thinking about learning Italian, experiencing their culture, and living with a different family has me looking forward to my year in Italy.

        I have been in love with traveling since I was little. I have always planned to grow up and travel the world , but AFS has given me the opportunity to do it earlier than I projected. When I graduate high school I intend on attending Bryant University in Rhode Island to get my bachelor's degree in International Business, after I obtain my bachelor's I will attend Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts to receive my MBA in business. My dream career is to be an International Marketing Manager, an international marketing manager is an experienced professional who is responsible for a company's marketing functions outside the United States. 

         Studying abroad is a great way to show younger generations that there is more to the world than just where you are from. I hope my year in Italy inspires them to broaden their horizons and explore outside of their comfort zone. I believe I will gain a once in a lifetime experience by going to Italy. I also hope that Italy will inspire me to further explore the world and see what it has in store for me.

         The cost to spend a year in Italy is very expensive and I am working and coming up with different ideas to get the amount everyday. I have completed sponsorship proposals which are being sent to corporate businesses to get sponsorship for my travels. 

         I have joined the Sponsor an AFSer program, the Sponsor an AFSer is an online fundraising tool provided by AFS-USA to allow potential contributors to make easy, secure, and non tax-deductible contributions to my AFS program fee. 

         Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to read this. I would very much appreciate it if you would share my message. 

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