Hey everyone! I am writing on behalf of me and four of my friends. Our names are Dan, Zarifa, Chris, and Yara. We are full-time students at the Long Island University campus in New York City. In supplement to the fact that hard work pays off, we believe that we should have the right to enjoy ourselves as well, especially in the company of friends. We are in the pharmacy program at our university; after this upcoming school year we will begin our professional phases in the program, which lasts four years, to finally obtain the doctorate degrees that we have all spent years only dreaming about. However, due to our involvement/commitment to the pharmacy program, once we begin the professional phase of our studies we would have to devote all this time to it, year-round. We are treating this summer as the last summer that we can really get together and enjoy ourselves. We have chosen Phuket, Thailand as our destination for late May 2014, as the cost of living there for a couple of weeks is relatively low compared to that of the United States. Yet, the plane tickets to Thailand run on average about $1,400 per person for a round trip. We would be able to pay for the other expenses such as the transportation within Thailand, food, and hotels ourselves, but we would have much trouble funding the plane tickets by ourselves courtesy of the plethora of expenses that come with being a college student (monthly metro cards, tuition, room and board, food, textbooks, etc). In addition to college-related expenses, we all have other activities that we are a part of. I, for one, am aballroom dancer; all the practicing and lessons and costumes leaves me with a mere $100 in my pocket each month, which usually just ends up being spent on food. Zarifa is also a dancer, a ballet dancer, etc. We are trying to be as diffident as we can about how much money we are asking for; we do not want to ask for much, but seeing as this summer and next summer are our last summer breaks to spend some time together in the sun. We would really appreciate it if we could collect enough money to make this short yet meaningful vacation happen.
Dan, Yara, Chris, and Zarifa
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