Ways to New Zealand and Fiji!

This is a list we came up with various methods to raise money for our study abroad fund.

**WARNING: This list is serious yet humorous, scaled by the level of desperation!**

  1. Apply for grants. (Thats a given)
  2. Apply for scholarships. (That’s a given)
  3. Send letters to companies asking for their sponsorship. (In the process)
  4. Save from paychecks. (Which won’t help much)
  5. Save our coins. (Coinstar!)
  6. Have a yard sale. (Out with the old, in with the Fiji/New Zealand)
  7. Sell our clothes to a second hand store. (Classier Goodwill)
  8. Have a car wash. ( Though two-man car wash might not be effective)
  9. Find and return missing dogs to owners. (Only with flyers that include rewards, we suppose the above flyer won’t help)
  10. Dress up as homeless people for Halloween. (Trick-or-Treat for cans… to sell)
  11. Create a revenue of an in-home wax center. (Does not include: bikini area)
  12. Selling plasma. (Seriously being considered)
  13. Selling sperm. (Might be considered if we were men!)
  14. Selling organs. (We’ll be human lab rats)
  15. Become surrogates. (Hey we’ve got 9 months, better hurry up before September ends!)

While some of these options are too insane, some may be considered. If you have any ideas for us feel free to let us know! To learn more, please visit the “About Us” page where we have a brief description of us and our goals to studying abroad! Please subscribe and we hope you enjoy!

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Getting to Work!

Our names are Brittany and Tania hence “BritTania,” this is our first official blog to studying abroad during the summer of 2012 in New Zealand and Fiji. Our goal is to share our thoughts, experiences on how we raise money for our trip, and keep track of our progress.

Initially we thought this could be one of the easiest processes…we thought wrong! After many, many calculations and hours of figuring our trip out we came to realize that this was going to be way out of our budget. So we decided to start this blog to capture our journey and to talk about the different ways we obtain sponsorships.

So we took to the streets to our favorite place to brainstorm. Barnes and Nobles! Unfortunately there weren’t any tables available (we assume that it’s everyone’s favorite place to get some work done, no hard feelings) so we found an open area, with an outlet for power, which happened to be between two bookshelves and got to work.

We started by calling different companies asking for sponsorships for our studies abroad. Which was, at first, very intimidating…though after several attempts we became successful sponsor-name-getting-musketeers! With obtaining the names we will write letters to each of these local and corporate businesses to ask for any contributions for our exciting adventure! Hopefully we will get some responses, all we need to do is to keep our heads up high and our spirits alive!

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