Abroad101 January 2017 Students of the Week


Abroad101 donates to study abroad fundraisers that are set up by hopeful students who want to study abroad. Working together with GoEnnounce we choose a student mission to be highlighted and then award a donation to start off the fundraising efforts. January 2017 students winners tell us about their coming study abroad trips to Spain and London.
Diamond Madison, is our 108th Abroad101 Student of the Week winner! She is currently a sociology major at Elizabeth City State University.  In addition to her involvement in school activities, extracurriculars and community service, Diamond contributes her time to many clubs and societies, including the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and Uniting Black Colleges and Universities (UBCU). She has also received a scholarship from the Creative Corrections Education Foundation.

Diamond will be studying abroad in Barcelona with EF College Study Tours from the 10th to the 16th of March 2017. She studied Spanish for three years in high school and is very much looking forward to immersing herself further into the Spanish culture. During her trip, she will be visiting Las Ramblas, La Padrera, Barrio Gotico and many more exciting locations.

Traveling abroad can be expensive, so Diamond has created a GoEnnounce Mission for her trip. Donations will be used to pay for meals, passport and traveling expenses. We wish Diamond all the best in Barcelona and hope that she will have a life changing experience there!

To check out Diamond’s Mission and donate to her cause, click here!


Congratulations to Ashley Terry, our 109th Abroad101 Student of the Week winner! Currently a college freshman at Western Kentucky University, majoring in advertising and minoring in business with a concentration in non-profit work, Ashley hopes to eventually work for a non-profit organization.

This study abroad program will take place in London through The Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA).  During her trip, she will stay in the Southwark area of London and study with faculty and students from other CCSA-member schools at the University of London King’s College Waterloo Campus.

Weekend excursions will include visits to Stonehenge, Edinburg, Salisbury and Alnwick Castle . Ashley will have the opportunity to appreciate European architecture, food and the many different art forms.

Ashley cannot wait to study abroad in London! She has created a Mission on GoEnnounce.com for her trip. She will use the donations to pay for her meals, books, course materials and traveling expenses.

We wish Ashley all the best in London and hope that she will have a life changing experience there!

To check out Ashley’s Mission and donate to her cause, click here!


The 110th Abroad101 Student of the Week winner is Douglas Sloan! Douglas, a senior at Augusta University in Georgia, aspires to become a physician. Once he graduates, his plan is to enter a medical school, with a goal to someday practice in the rural regions of the United States. As he is minoring in Spanish, he hopes to be able to use his foreign language skills to help people.

To reach his goal, Douglas decided to go study abroad in Spain.  He believes that it is a unique and amazing opportunity to be able to go study abroad, not only because he’ll be able to fully experience a different culture and environment, but also because it is going to help him understand better the fundamentals of the Spanish language.

We wish Douglas all the best in Spain and hope that he will have a life changing experience there!

To check out Douglas’ Mission and donate to his cause, click here!


The Abroad 101 Student of the Week initiative awards a student who created a Mission for a study abroad program on GoEnnounce with a donation to their fundraiser. Learn more about this partnership from Abroad101 CEO Mark Shay and GoEnnounce founder Melissa Davis here.

Stay tuned for our next Abroad101 Students of the Week!