THIS FUCKING GIRL.
I'm stunned, I was honestly expecting maybe a thousand bucks at most, but this is like 3/4ths of the total cost. I'm floored by how wonderful this is. My parents are thrilled, I'm thrilled - I mean, I know they were willing to drop the money on this trip no matter what, but it makes a huge difference to me that this doesn't mean they're sacrificing so much for a few months in order to make this happen for me.
This trip is going to be awesome.