I have gotten the wonderful opportunity of going to Japan for study and an internship. My year in Japan will consist of one semester at school studying business, culture and language and the second semester is an unpaid internship in a business. I was one of 5 lucky students to get this opportunity and we are lucky enough to not have to pay for school, but housing, insurance etc. we have to pay for ourselves. The program is through my university, but I have not been granted a scholarship so I have to finance the year by myself. I am currently working hard at my job and applying for another one to try to save enough money for my stay. My mom is also helping as best as she can. I set my goal for $5000, but any amount is helpful. This exchange is very important to me because my dream is to open my own business in Osaka, Japan in the future and this study and internship is a great way for me to start going down that road.