Hello everyone! My name is Anna and this is my last hope for a dream come true. I want to study for a master's degree in winemaking.
“ Find a job that you will fall in love with and you will not have to work a single day in your life "- this phrase has directed me on the way of finding the profession of my life. For many years, I tried to find the keys to discover this unique and ideal path in order to make my dream come true. Over four years of bachelor’s degree I have attended a wide range of courses, carried out various different projects but could not find the answers to the question “What profession do I belong to?”. Graduating from the Faculty of International Relations it dawned on me - all my life I wanted to unite people. I tried to do this through politics, but the more I delved into it, the more obvious it became that politics does not unite people. On the contrary, it divides them. Although I didn’t find my way in politics, my search has not stopped there and I began to look deeper. What has united people at all times? What made the conversation more sincere, the eyes brighter and the person more friendly? Wine, of course!
I have already gained some experience through my family. My father is from Georgia. His parents have lived in a small village for all their lives. I have frequently visited them and one of the most memorable childhood memories was seeing their wine cellar. What I saw there has shocked but intrigued me. There were barrels everywhere I looked and wine cellar itself looked like a small factory. As I got older, I began to watch my grandfather create this wine. I found out why such grapes are used and notthe another, why the barrel has such a unique shape and many more. To me, the times I spent watching my grandfather making wine is one of the most valuable. It has defined the way I would like to go to. Today I am fully confident that I want to be a winemaker.
I did my best to implement my plan. I passed the IELTS score required for admission, studied at wine schools to pass an interview at a university, prepared documents for a VISA and here I am. I enrolled in a master's program in winemaking at the École Supérieure D'Agricultures in France.
The program involves living in four countries for two years: France, Portugal, Spain and Chile.
Tuition and travel costs, fees - 30,000 for two years. Unfortunately, my parents were unable to help me raise such a large amount. I live in Russia and the monthly salary here is about 650 euros. I also work, but I didn't manage to raise money even for one year of study. In despair, I thought that maybe, if at least one person from similar sites send a penny, I will be able to collect the amount and implement what I dream of. Any amount, even if it is less than a cent, would be grateful. Thank you for reading my message to the end!