I am Cosima Rudigier, a student from Austria. Currently I am here in India for an exchange year which, as you surely can imagine wasn't that cheap. My parents run a small ski shop in the heart of the Austrian Alps. For sure it isn´t a gold mine but they love what they do. My parents had to make a huge effort to be able to pay for my exchange. In winter they work 7 days a week, sometimes up to 18 hours a day! I didn't know about these funding sites earlier, but luckily I found out about them by researching on how I could get a part of the money in. I see this as a great opportunity to give something back to my wonderful parents who worked so hard to make my dream come true. I hope you understand and want to support me on my adventure. Any amount helps us reach our goal! Thank you all so much. It means the world to me.