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Help me get to PNU Summer School

A project by: Javairia Qadir


WE RAISED £1,516

from 28 donors

This project received donations on Wed 24 May 2017
With your help, I can fulfill a 6 year long dream of travelling to South Korea!

A short summary of my project

I am hoping to raise a minimum of £1,320 for my 5 week summer school trip at Pusan National University. A breakdown of the costs can be viewed below.  This summer school will allow me to engage in a deeper insight to aspects of my course as a Philosophy and Literature student. One of the core modules I will be taking is called 'Understanding Korean Culture' which I feel directly relates to my philosophy degree because it involves an understanding of how people form their beliefs and ideas. However, I am particularly interested in this amazing opportunity because I feel it will boost my career prospects of teaching English in South Korea.

Who am i?

Hi! My name is Javairia Qadir and I am a 2nd Year Philosophy and Literature student at the University of Essex. I see myself as a person who is very ambitious, driven and highly motivated to try new things. I am an avid photographer both professionally and as a hobby in my spare time which is why I love to explore and learn about new places. In my spare time, I also like to write stories about my travels and experiences, which I would love to do with this opportunity.

my story

I have always been immensely interested in Korean culture and I have explored it immensely through social media, however with this trip, I will be able to understand new aspects I have never dealt with before.

As a philosophy student, I have always been interested in different people's beliefs and ideas because this is how communities are formed and illustrated in their respective cultures. Furthermore, coming from an international university has reaffirmed my belief that meeting people from different countries from around the world is truly a privilege and that it broadens the mind. Therefore, I would love to have this opportunity because it will really contribute to my communicative, analytic and theoretical knowledge skills. I am also interested in what it can do for my global outlook as I will be required to integrate into a new society to really take something from my time there. I have been wanting to go to South Korea for many years both for personal travel and educational reasons but never had the means to go till now, which is why this opportunity means so much to me.

Furthermore, as mentioned, I believe that this course will really boost my career prospects of becoming a teacher in South Korea as I will be learning the language as well as subjects relating directly to my degree. I've been wanting to teach in South Korea for several years upon researching it but I have never had an opportunity till now. As a donor, your impact will make this aspiration possible but in enabling me to do so, I will in turn be able benefit others through teaching, so the results could potentially be amazing.

Where will the money go?

The money will go towards, living costs (including food, taxi hires etc), flights and activities relating to the summer school. A breakdown can be seen below.

Flights: £700

Living costs: £300

Activities: £320

Minimum: £1320

Overstretch goal: £150

Fluctuating flight prices


Rewards which will be listed alongside this pitch will be postcards sent to you during my trips, personal thank you notes, daily updates both on my Instagram and Facebook etc.

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