20 years old, studying French and German at Manchester University. Currently finishing 2nd year of 4 year course....

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It's the little things that help create the big things in life, be a part of it! One small step on the road to a better future together. Education is the world's future and you can help me to finish mine and to be where I want to be.
Firstly, allow me to introduce myself, my name is Jessica Taylor and I am studying French and German at Manchester University. I opted for the four-year course with a year abroad not only to improve my language skills, but also to get the chance to immerse myself in the culture, history and day-to-day life of a different country. I strongly believe that countries need to work together more, not only are we stronger together in the combat of the many dangers and inequalities faced the world over, but we can also secure a brighter, safer future of mutual respect and understanding through co-operation. My greatest desire is to help to achieve this by completing my language degree and to eventually work for the UN as an interpreter, directly contributing towards harmonizing international relations.
So, how can you help? I will be spending next year in the Auvergne region of France working as a teaching assistant in a secondary school in a scheme run by the British Council. This experience abroad will help me to achieve the top grades I require in my finals the year after that; and give me a valuable insight into a different culture. However, to go on to study further and to achieve my dream of working for the UN, I need excellent skills in both languages. My plan, therefore, is to spend the spring doing an intensive German course at Stuttgart University. The course is reasonably priced, includes excursions and cultural visits and will allow me to sharpen my language skills before my all important final year. However, without your help, this will not be possible.

Please, donate anything you can to help. I am looking for £2,600 in total. This will allow me to book and pay for the summer course (£700, including accommodation, fantastic value!) and to be able to pay the deposit for my accommodation in France, my plane tickets and general costs and living expenses for the first two months. I truly believe that what goes around comes around, and not only shall I be extremely thankful, I will endeavor to one day repay the favour by helping out others who are in need of a little extra help to make a big difference.

Thank you!
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