Congratulations to our 123rd Abroad101 Student of the week Shelbie Koenitzer! Shelbie is currently a senior undergrad student at Michigan Technological University and she is going for a B.S. in Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship as well as an International French minor. She has always wanted to go to France and has studied the language since her freshman year of high school for a total of 7 years. This trip will help her reach her goal of becoming truly fluent in French. She hopes that an International French minor becomes a useful tool in finding a job and working in an increasingly global business environment. She wants this to be the beginning of many travels throughout her life. She plans on making a habit of traveling around the world, not only in college but throughout her life.
Shelbie’s minor requires her to take this trip and with her strong passion for the French language as well as her desire to travel the world. She will defiantly make the most of this opportunity. The program will include two courses throughout her time abroad; one intensive French course and one business course relevant to her major.
However, this program is really expensive and that’s why Shelbie decided to start a fundraising Mission. The funds she raises here will be put towards the program fee itself. The total program fee is $6,250 but she has covered $5000 already with help from her dad and scholarships, leaving her with $1,250 left to raise. The program fee includes housing and tuition but not much in the way of food, excursions, or flights. She plans to purchase flights and food by herself with her savings.
We wish Shelbie all the best in France and hope that she will have a life-changing experience there!
To check out Shelbie’s Mission and donate to her cause, click here!
The Abroad 101 Student of the Week initiative awards a student who created a Mission for a study abroad program on GoEnnounce with a donation to their fundraiser. Learn more about this partnership from Abroad101 CEO Mark Shay and GoEnnounce founder Melissa Davis here.
Stay tuned for our next Abroad101 Student of the Week!