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Aunt found every Incan-ling why 'no'.

by TheAngstyPoet on February 20, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I want to go to Peru for a study abroad program in the summer. Money is tight for everyone. Between financial aid and Native American scholarship, I think I can make it with some savings. I would work in the beginning of the summer. Then for a month study in Peru. Three hours a day is class, afternoons are for community service, and the weekends are designated for traveling. Tonight I'm going to try to convince my mother.


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