Hello Everybody, my name is Sam and I am a junior Industrial Engineering major at Istanbul Aydin University, but I am transferring abroad to Germany.
I am still in the process of transferring and I got a couple of things left before I can be able to settle down there. I only have two years left before graduating, but I’m still €2500 short of being able to afford the expenses.
You're probably wondering how I got there. Well, to be honest I had an opportunity come up last semester to go abroad and study in Germany for 6 months and I saw the difference between both educational systems. I felt like I was an actual student with a purpose when I was in Germany, I felt like I was actually learning something, I started to understand my major more each day and fell in love with it.
Back in Istanbul, I never really grabbed the concept of what I was studying. I felt like I was a sponge, absorbing all of this information without actually using it or applying it to my studies. I started reading more books about my major, learning different production systems and technical designs while still maintaining a pretty high GPA, but I never got the chance to actually work with what I learned until I came to Germany. I started to explore my major more day by day and now I am pretty passionate about it. That's why I decided to transfer to Germany and finish out my studies there.
I know I could have stayed in my university, finished out my major there and then went on with my life, but I actually wanted to learn. I even got a grant for €2000 while I was staying there and I tried to pay the rest out of my own savings but it barely covered it. Since then I have been trying to save up for my stay there, but I am still €2500 short and I need them for the expenses detailed below based on how much I was spending during my stay.
- Rent and utilities ........... €392/month
- Learning Materials ........ €40/month
- Health Insurance ............ €94/month
- Internet/Phone bill ........ €30/month Public
- Transportation .... €95/month
- Food and drink ..................€94/month
I hope you consider helping me finish my studies by donating and sharing my story with others. I appreciative any of your donations, even if you can't afford to donate, sharing my campaign helps me achieve my goal of finishing my studies and graduating from a good university.
Thank you for reading this and sharing, it means more than you know!