My name is Aaron and I'm currently a high school senior in the great state of California.
So, everyone has a hobby, right? Well, mine is learning new languages. Ever since I visited family in Lithuania at age 13, I've had an unquenchable thirst to learn languages and experience new cultures. Over the years, I've dabbled Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, and Lithuanian (naturally).
But there was a particular language I've spent more time studying than all others combined, and that language is Japanese. Since 2012, I've taught myself how to read, write, and speak the Japanese language.
I've always wanted to visit the country, but it has been financially unfeasible for my parents to send me. I've been saving as much as possible with whatever money I make from work, but there's just one small problem: Japan is one of the most expensive countries in the world to visit.
It would mean the world to me if everyone who read this donated $5 and this trip actually became a reality.
Any donations from anyone would be greatly appreciated!