Well, I’m off on another travel adventure! Come this summer, I will be embarking on an 8 week journey to Japan! I applied last spring, I had an interview in September, and then had to endure a long, six months until I finally found out as of this past week that I was accepted to the program and will be heading to Japan this summer!
During my 8 weeks in Japan I will be a camp counselor at an English immersion camp called USA Summer Camp. I will be teaching Japanese children of all ages, and then during my time off I will live with a host family in order to experience Japanese culture. Now, here’s the best part: It’s completely free for me! USA Summer Camp will pay for my round-trip airfare, my food, my lodging, and my transportation. I am solely responsible for spending money. It’s completely awesome. The only downside is that I will not get paid for my work, which will be a bit harder come fall when I go back to school.
We have family friends in Tokyo, so I am hoping to be able to stay after my time in Japan to visit them, and perhaps some other areas of the country, depending on how much time (and money) I will have. I should know where in Japan I am going, the exact dates I am going to be there by mid-April. So, expect another blog by that time. In the meantime, the focus of my blog will shift from France and French culture to Japan and Japanese- thanks for following!