Hi, I'm Monica Pagliaro and I'm a newly graduated foreign languages teacher. I made an application to have a ten months experience in the U.S.A. as an intern, teaching Italian to kids at the primary school. I really want to do this, and the internship is paid (room and board, food and 150 $ every month), but the problem is that they want proof of personal funds in a small amount of time from now. I am sure that working these months I can reach the amount of money needed, but right now I'm not able to show the proof of my personal funds (I have 300 $ at the bank). So I thought I might ask for help to you people from all over the world, to help me raise this relatively little amount of money to show them (4000 $), that would include the VISA fee (J-1), travel expensens, medical insurance and pocket money for ten months. If I don't show right now that I have this amount of money, I will be dismissed from the program and won't be able to go to the US to teach Italian for ten months... which is a big dream of mine. I didn't wanna ask for money, because I'm not used to do that, but opted for it because it is the only solution: your little help! Every dollar can make adifference... Of course, if you decide to donate money to me, you will receive rewards to thank you for your generosity. I know that there might be a lot of campaigns more interesting and/or noble than mine, but I'm asking for help because I really need it in little time, and the bank won't give me a loan, because I don't have a job at this point in time. Thank you all for your interest and generosity, and may Life bless you. Peace, Monica.