It all started in the winter season of 2016. I was checking my Facebook account when I saw a new video posted on my university’s page that caught my eye. A presenter of the “Integral” Agency was advertising a great scholarship offer in front of the university.
Once I watched the video, I started thinking that this would be a great opportunity for me. The scholarship itself is for a specific group of students who have grown up without parental support or have lost their parents recently. My case was the second one: I lost my parents at the age of 13 and 21, both to cancer.
That is why I went to the “Integral” Agency to discuss my case with the staff. They were very hospitable and took the time to answer all my questions and concerns. They also helped me to arrange all the necessary documents for my application. After some weeks, I learned that I had won the scholarship. This meant that I could afford to go to the USA during the summer of 2017 and did not have to pay program fees or buy my plane ticket. Since I am studying applied linguistics with English and Romanian, I decided this was an amazing chance to go and explore American life, culture, people, and nature.
And so it was... (the complete story)