She's studying music education at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Because her major demands a huge amount of class hours (from my understanding it's basically an education degree on top of a music performance degree) she won't be able to follow in her big sister's footsteps and study abroad while in college. But that won't stopping her from going abroad!
She sings in a selective choir at St. Thomas, which going on a trip to Peru this spring. The members will be based in Peru but will sing in different locations throughout the country and also participate in some small service projects, mainly working with children. It will be a short trip but she's very excited about it, and I'm excited for her, especially as none of us have been anywhere in South America before except for Brazil!
|She has such a joy for life and is so good with kids!|
I was lucky enough to get a few scholarships to allow me to study abroad while at Notre Dame (I guess there were a few benefits of going to a rich university!), but Isabel's trip will be short and not funded in the same way. She's saved a lot already to put towards it (and with it in mind she didn't join the Euro-Morocco trip with my family last August, saving her money for this) but she's still short a big hunk of cash. So in order for her to be able to go on the trip Isabel needs some financial help. She has started a GoFundMe campaign to ask for donations to help her cover its costs, and I'm shamelessly using my blog to try to help her out a bit.
|She has a dollar for every day of the year right now which is great, but let's raise that a bit together?|
She deserves this trip if anyone does, especially because it is a direct result of all the hard work she's been putting in the past couple years, and is necessary because she won't have another chance due to all that work! And a trip surrounded by her friends during which she'll be able to share her talents and see a new corner of the world is exactly what suits her. Please consider contributing $5 or however much to her fundraiser, every bit will help her!