Thursday, December 15, 2005

Exciting News!!
I finally got into direct contact with Cross-Cultural Solutions and they have answered so many of my INCREDIBLY important questions! Such as if i can get my wheelchair into the complex where i will be living, and if i will be living with others. All is confirmed and it seems i may be going to Thailand this coming Febuary or March! Such a relief to talk to a real person, I got all my anxiety relieved in a matter of moments. I signed up for the program in Bangkok, and i hope to work with people with disabilities, just to get another perspective from half-way around the world. Now i'm going to have to get on the money issue. I've saved about $1,600, and by my calculations it's going to cost around $6,000 for three months, and that's including program tuition, airfare, visas, etc. I can't believe i can travel roundtrip to Bangkok, for $755. I don't think you can even get halfway to Europe on that!
But i better get myself in gear to raise that kind of money. If anyone has fundraising tips, i'd love to hear them!

I hope for the best!


Blogger classwarrior said...


I stumbled across your site and I just want to wish you good luck with fundraising/logistics/everything for your trip--I myself am going to Tanzania for about two months with Cross-Cultural Solutions this summer.


12:04 PM  
Blogger meg smith said...

Thanks for the well wishes,
I hope you have a great time in Tanzania!
All the luck

8:23 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Hi Megan,
I am glad to here you have found an opportunity with Cross Cutural Sultions. You'll find some fundraising tips and ideas at

1:44 PM  

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