Okay, I'm placing this here because facebook hates HTML.
This is to donate money to help send me trip to Japan so I can study for a month in intensive Japanese courses and volunteer.
The trip will cost me about $5500, which is about a fifth of my yearly income (oh dear, now you know how much I make)... or well, atleast a fifth of what I made last year. School has made it so I get less hours at work, so I'm making less this year.
The trip amount includes airfare, tuition, food, boarding, and travel around japan. :) If you donate anything, I'll send you something from Japan. ;) Promise!
I will be coming up with other fundraising ideas (including saving money, OF COURSE).
I hate asking for money, but this is a LOT of money to raise. XD I will be paying for the majority of it, but I have to pay off my credit cards (thankfully there isn't alot! Those will be paid off by the end of the year) and my chiropractor. I'll save up enough to also pay for my car while I'm in Japan. XD Too bad I can't bring it with me!
The program I plan on going on is put on by http://www.genkijacs.com
- Genki Japanese and Cultural School. I'll be going for 4 weeks and hopefully living in a dormitory or a shared apartment in Fukuoka Japan. :)
It's highly rated and is decently priced (other programs cost $4000 just to study, that didn't include getting to Japan or anything else).
:) I'm up to any other suggestions to raise money. Maybe I should host a Japanese Night fundraiser. XD That isn't a bad idea. Maybe I'll come up with a plan for that. :)
I -really- want to do this. It's a break from my studies at home in Business, but since my dreams are to teach in Japan and open a Manga cafe... being proficient in Japanese is a pretty good idea!