Help Shourya experience Costa Rica for the first time!!!!

Hi, my name is Shourya Jain, and I'm going on an exchange trip to Costa Rica in July! I need help raising funds, and help in any way is greatly appreciated!!
Summy Jain
Buffalo, New York
United States
1 Team Member

Short Summary

My name is Shourya Jain, and I'm looking for some helpful donations to put towards the cost of my exchange trip to Costa Rica. I am an honor student at City Honors High School in Buffalo NY. I was born in India, and at age 10 I moved to United States. My experience in India provided me a scar with which I live to this day. The death of my parents due to health related causes, influenced me to study and achieve the highest degree of education and become a doctor to save society. After I moved to United States, US offered me a lot of things such as: friends, knowledge, great professors, treatement for my epillepsy, and a hope that would help me achieve my goal. I can never be more thankful for what US has done for me, and now I believe it is my responsibilty to do my part and help American society.

United States, along with giving me a brilliant education, provided me with the opportunity of learning Spanish as a student.Ever since I started learning the language, I have been waiting for this incredible opportunity to actually go to a Spanish speaking country to experience and learn about Spanish culture and society. This has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember, and for it to be this close is just amazing.

However, I need some help. I need angel investors like yourself to help send me on my way. 

Any contributions are greatly appreciated, and it doesn't matter how much you donate. Any amount will help me in pursuing my dream.

What We Need & What You Get

In total, the trip costs around $2,800, and here's what is goes towards:

  • Airfare
  • Lodging in San Jose, Dominical, Sarchi, and Sarapiquí
  • Transportation costs in Costa Rica
  • The visa to enter Costa Rica
  • and other costs and fees associated with interntional travel

But for every donation, you will recieve a personalized "thank you" letter, as well as something unique and special in return! For every

  • $25 - I will share with you a photo memory of my trip
  • $50 - I will send you a personalized postcard from Costa Rica!
  • $100 - I will personally outline my trip for you, with dates and logs of everything I did while I was there
  • $200 - I will create a photo montage that outlines my entire trip for you, so you can see the wonders I will have experienced
  • $300 - You will recieve ALL of the perks listed above!!!!

If I do not reach my entire goal, all funds raised will still go towards my trip.

The Impact

Learning about the world has always been my dream for as long as I can remember. I believe that sharing cultures with other people from everywhere is important. I am still hunting for a college to study medicine in one and a half years, and it would be a great opportunity to study abroad. I want to learn about the newest, most modern (as well as ancient) forms of medicine and healing. I truly seek to help the world some day, and view this trip as taking my first steps. 

I have never been to Costa Rica before, so I have no idea what to expect. I am very excited to go and experience such a unique and foreign culture! I am also excited to practice my Spanish language skills with people in Costa Rica who don't know English. I have gotten some of the highest marks in my Spanish class over the last six and a half years, so my Spanish teacher thinks I'm ready to go to Spanish countries and work on perfecting the language by using what I have learned!!!


Other Ways You Can Help

Don't worry, if you can't contribute any money, that is okay. You can still put the word out about my campaign and get people talking about it. Any kind of help is appreciated.  Just teling aq friend or two about my campaign is helping. 

So get the word out about my campaign! Help a student reach is dreams!!

Also don't forget to use the Indiegogo share tools!

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Select a Perk
  • $2USD
    Photo Memory

    If you donate $2, I will send you a photo via mail or email (your preference) of one of my favorite memories of the trip. I will include the date it was taken, as well as a caption describing where it was taken and what it is of.

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  • $5USD
    Personalized Postcard

    If you donate $5, I will send you a postcard from Costa Rica, where I am staying. I will write about how my trip has been so far, and everything I have done.

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  • $10USD
    A Travel Entry

    If you donate $10, I will send you a typed log of everything I did in Costa Rica, everywhere I went, and everything unique I had eaten. I will also include things I learned about Costa Rica during my stay that might be very interesting to you!

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  • $20USD
    Beautiful Photos

    If you donate $20, I will send you a beautiful photo log that outlines my trip in the form of a presentation. The slides will include captions about the pictures, as well as interesting facts about Costa Rica that relate to the pictures.

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  • $30USD
    The All-In-One Package

    For a donation of $30+, I will send you one of each perk listed above, as well as my undying appreciation for your incredible generosity!!!

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