I am a single father of two, who recently applied for and was accepted into a prestigious international post-graduate program in Eastern Europe. While there, I will study International Relations with a concentration in international economics and the local language. Unfortunately, due to a lack of school options and amenities in Eastern Europe, my family will remain in the United States. I must also resign my current job in the United States. As such, I am raising funds on my family's behalf that they will use while I am away for the duration of the two year program. This particular program differs from many American post-graduate programs I have researched because it offers a robust Eastern European area studies curriculum, access to exemplary research facilities, intensive language training, internships at leading companies and think tanks as well as a scholarship for tuition costs. Accepting this offer to study will be the fulfillment of lifelong dream of studying overseas and finally beginning a career in the Foreign Service. To everyone who reads this, thank you for your time and consideration.