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I am so excited for this opportunity to go to Japan as an exchange student for the summer. I applied for and won a partial scholarship through YFU, Youth For Understanding. I will stay with a host family and have 3 host sisters! I will attend school and get to wear a cute uniform. I'm sure it will be a struggle because most classes will be taught in Japanese and I don't know the language and won't know my classmates. Besides eating many new foods and being immersed in a new culture, I look forward to this opportunity to learn and grow and know that I will learn more about myself and others. When I return back to Texas I will have the chance to tell others about the program and my experiences. I hope I'm able to inspire others to be courageous and share their smiles with new friends.