I’m a college student that started out as a business major since I thought it would help me get a job in the future. After things weren’t doing very well and I wasn’t enjoying my classes, I felt the need to try something new. Now I am a 4th year majoring in Communications with a minor in Cinema TV Arts. Since starting my college career, I made it my goal to study abroad. One of my biggest dreams has been to study abroad in South Korea. This upcoming semester, I was accepted into the fall term to study in Seoul. I have worked so hard to study the language as well. It is the perfect opportunity to see a good balance of entertainment and tourism which my concentration is. This program would be my last opportunity to study abroad before I graduate. I have gone from a 2.09 GPA to a 2.92 GPA in a year and a half. On top of the fact that I had been working two jobs for half of that time. I had to quit one of them to fully commit to my school. At one point I was taking six classes which helped bring my GPA.
Unfortunately, I owe around $2500 on my credit card. For some, it isn’t considered a lot, but for me it is. I do have a great job, but there are some complications with the work hours. I can’t work more than 55 hours a month which isn’t much when I have expenses each month. I have tried paying it off since the beginning of the year. The semester turned out with me not working as much due to the fact that I needed to focus on my classes to maintain my GPA to study abroad. I’m considering a second job but that would cancel my plans of taking an intermediate Korean language course this summer. This debt has been interfering with my plans about taking classes over the summer and caused huge stress to me as well. I don’t rely on my family as my mom is the main caretaker since my father passed away thirteen years ago. I don’t want to add more stress on to her. She has been working two jobs since and it barely makes enough for us. Any donation I receive means the world to me and I thank you for your help.