Here's a little background for everyone...
Several months ago I began YFU (Youth for Understanding)'s application process to live in Japan with a host family for 6 weeks starting early June.
Last Friday I called YFU and I was notified that my multitude of short essays I had written has rewarded me with a $6000 scholarship! With still about $2500 or so more to pay I was on my way to my dream experience; being a foreign-exchange student!
Here I will record every step in the process of my travels that comes next, including orientations, mail from YFU, departure and all my adventures in Japan!