My name is Landon Gallegos and I am a freshman at Clear Creek High School in League City. I have been selected as an Ambassador for the People to People 2015 Summer European Heritage trip. This will be my first trip outside of Texas so this will be a chance to see and experience a lot of things I have only read about or seen on TV. It will be educational, but I also get a chance to give back to the community through service projects both before and during the trip. This is a great opportunity but I will need some help to get there. The Trip The trip takes place over 21 days and includes travel through 7 countries. In England, not only will I see some of the traditional sites, but I will spend part of the day with a member of Parliament to get a behind the scenes look of English government. In Belgium, I will visit two World War I memorials as well as learn how Belgium waffles are made. In the Netherlands, I will visit Amsterdam and learn about the Holocaust and visit the home where Anne Frank once hid. In Germany, I will not only stay in a castle, but I will get a chance to stay with a German family to learn about their culture and daily life. In Austria, I will hike along the Swiss Alps and even zip line in over a lake!! In Switzerland, I get to be part of a scavenger hunt to learn about the city of Zurich. In addition to all these great opportunities I get to travel to France. France is the country that had me first interested in travel. I'm learning French now and look forward to using it on my trip. I have also been trying to learn about French cuisine, and am trying to learn how to cook. In France, I will get a chance to visit the Louvre and Versailles. I also get to learn more about World War II from an actual survivor. Support A trip like this is really costly. The overall trip is over $7000. I am trying to help raise money for just a portion of the trip. All donations will go toward the cost of the trip. I greatly appreciate any help you can lend so that I can take part in this great opportunity.