My name is Vinicius Papini. I am 23 years old and I have a dream: Going to Australia for a study exchange program!
SOMETHING ABOUT MY JOURNEY:
I live in Brazil in a seaside city called Santos, State of São Paulo, where I was born. As I grew up in a family with poor financial conditions, after the conclusion of my high school, I looked for a way to proceed my studies at University… So I applied for a brazilian government scholarship. I did it! Being eligible for a government scholarship, I started my Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences in 2014, at Universidade Católica de Santos. From 2015 until 2016 I was awarded with another scholarship from the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development - CNPq - to develop a Research Project in Ecology field. Everything seemed to be as it should, but due a health and financial issues, I had to pause my journey at University at the 6th semester, in 2016.
Since my teenhood, I realized how essential it is to go deeply in study and get knowledge, to have a great development as person, citizen and professional. Moreover, how great skills in english would provide me a breakthrough barrier, expanding my possibilities to communicate and to access contents. So, along with the university, I started to improve my english skills, by my own studies. My favorite subjects of study are neuroscience and all topics related to behaviour.
Considering all these aspects and my path full of people who have opened doors for my formation, I could recover myself and start to get back on track! In this first semester of 2020 I’m back to University, this time thanks to a funding/credit support from the University (somehow the right way always find me).
WHAT ABOUT NOW?
Along with this new phase, I’m determined to accomplish the goal of the study exchange program. And, why Australia? From all the countries I researched about, Australia has shown excellence in education and citizen formation. Besides, a very welcoming country for tourists and immigrants, being part of your culture a strong multicultural aspect. Thus, from my personal motivations and everything I have found about to live the experience of to study in Australia, I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make this dream happens!
I would like to use all the learning acquired to improve my educational, professional and citizen formation, to chart my path greatly, apply the learnings in society, and surely, to retribute somehow every support received and be an example for those along the world who also have a dream of to study abroad!
I would like to ask your support to make this study exchange happens. The saving I have been making with my work in Brazil is still not enough to cover all the costs, mainly the high fees for international students. Further, I checked with my University if there is a current partnership between them and some University in Australia, but sadly, the answer was not.
I hope I can count on your help and see this dream come true. Looking forward hopefully!
I am deeply grateful,