My name is Pernilla and I’m in desperate need of help if I am to be able to continue with my studies.
First things first. My aspiration is to become a translator. The languages I wish to mainly focus on is English and Korean apart from my native language, Swedish.
As I’m already fluent in English and any further studies would need to be fairly advanced for me to reap any benefits from it I have been focusing my studies on Korean.
I am currently in Korea studying the language and I feel that I am finally starting to get somewhat of a grasp for it. At least I understand a lot more than I am able to speak it for it will take time before it comes naturally, that I know.
Sadly, at this point, I have completely emptied my savings account and won’t be able to keep on studying next semester unless I find a way to pay for my tuition and living. At the moment I don’t even have enough money for a flight ticket home, so I’m in quite a terrible bind here.
I really desperately wish to continue my studies and be able to get somewhere in life. Even my current studies aren’t going so well due to my constant worrying over the economic situation I’m in.
I have always had a hard time asking others for help and I’m ashamed to even have to ask.
But I need to face the fact that I won’t be able to go on unless I at least swallow my pride and ask for it. No matter the amount, any bit would help me greatly.
I don’t really have nothing to return to anyway.
My family home consists of my parents who abhor each other, constantly fighting, so I can never feel secure there either. There’s also my little brother who has been raised by my mother to not always treat me or my father all that nicely. I do not wish to drag my family into this so I’m not gonna get any further into it. It’s just the tip of the iceberg, but I don’t want to hang out my family.
If I were to get educated I would be able to get a stable job, support myself, and be able to get out of my family home and build myself my own life.
The amount I’m trying to reach is just enough to pay for another semester’s tuition and dormitory costs.
I would work if it were possible, but my current level of visa and the fact that I’m a foreigner makes this a tall task.
I don’t want to stop now that I’m just getting started.