A year (and some) ago I began university: a young tadpole hoping to one day become a great...er... frog... with a B.S. in Physics. That first semester, I took an introduction to French course, you know, to expand my horizons and such. Well, one thing led to another... and now I am striving for a dual major in French and Physics.
So what's all this about?
In Vichy France there is a world renown language learning institute called CIVILAM. They offer a summer program that will take my studies to the next level. Here are the details:
- An intensive 3 week leveled language learning course fit to my skill range. This program has the power to increase my fluency by an entire Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level. That is equivalent to almost a year of study. A YEAR!
- 6 credits of tuition (2 NAU credits, and 4 transfer credits)
- A school population of students from over 50 different countries
- A total immersion program where nothing but French will be spoken.
- Three weeks accommodation with a French host family that will feed me breakfast (like French breakfast!) and diner (like French diner!). They will also speak French to me at all times!
- Complimentary weekend excursions to "learn about the geography, history, customs, art, society, and values of the country".
- Vichy is famous for its springs and diverse architecture.
- A quiet historic town in the center of France (Auvergne region) that the brochure stresses is quiet and safe. The biggest threat here is over-dosing on pastries.
I have committed to participating in the program (June 2016), but I have started this funding campaign in the hopes that you could help lighten the financial burden. Every penny helps. And I have listed several perks, be sure to check them out!
I would eagerly accept this as a Christmas gift, birthday gift or any other gift you might consider giving me through June, 2016 (or just because you are a stellar human being whom the universe greatly under-appreciates).
I would like to thank you for even reading this little blurb in the first place. Any donations you can give are so incredibly appreciated.