I will try to be brief and specific. My name is Tim, I'm 25, a Russian guy who graduated from University 3 years ago and has been working as English teacher ever since. I'm teaching children English but I also speak German and Japanese. I really like studying foreign languages and speaking them. My idea of life, my life motto, is to be multicultural. I would really like to promote understanding between nations. The region I live in is in the centre of Russia, 1 700 km away from Moscow and people here are really friendly and they always welcome any foreign guests. But so much less is done here in relation to Japan. My dream is to find a way to promote Japanese language and culture in the Republic of Bashkortostan (region where I live).
But in order to be able to do that I need to experience the culture and the life in Japan myself. I also need to improve my fluency in Japanese sufficiently. I've already studied Japanese for 2.5 years but it's far from being enough.
This year, I've been saving up some money for a long period of time because my goal is to visit Japan in July 2017 to study Japanese for its 3 level there. I've collected 1400$ so far, with my average salary being 400$ per month. I have no intention to say that this is small money as there are far worse salaries in Russia, but it's still not enough and right now my calculations tell me, that I won't be able to collect the whole sum myself.
I would really appreciate any kind of help and any amount of money. Thank you for taking your time to read this!