Japan's just the beginning...(but need help getting there)

Keah Thomas Start Date: Feb 7, 2016 - End Date: Feb 6, 2017
  • Tokyo, Japan

My Travel Story

by: Keah Thomas Start Date: Feb 7, 2016 - End Date: Feb 6, 2017
Hello! My name is Keah (the first pic) and I am trying to go to Japan! I have been trying to get to Japan since Jr. year in high school, but it just never panned out:(. I am currently a student at a college in Olympia, Washington and this is where I met my best friend Lisianna (second pic-isn’t she cute!). We bonded on our very responsible lives back home where we helped to raise our younger siblings and coming from very low income backgrounds. Neither of our families are able to help pay for our education, partially because we are first generations college students in both of our families. Even with this being our reality, we both had a passion to travel abroad once in college. Even though we both have jobs (I am working 2 currently) we will still need help to make this dream a reality.
I am in school to get a Public Administration’s degree and hope to one day become a mayor or senator and effect change. I want to travel to Japan to learn more about their government and see if there isn’t something that us Americans could gain from doing some things similar to them.
Lisianna wants to get a Dr. in Linguistic Anthropology, which means she really just wants to learn how people use words and the progression of language. Japan is just one of the many stops she would like to take in her lifetime. The same goes for me!
I think that it is important for other and younger students of color to see two students of color take this trip, to let it be known that it can be done! While out cost may seem high please keep in mind that this page is for BOTH of us to travel and your donations will be helping two students go abroad.
While in Japan we will be taking a Japanese learning class along with progressing our own personal goals.
  • Tokyo, Japan


  • I Told You Japan Was Just The Beginning...

    at this point we are also considering visiting India and Fiji and cutting down the time of being in Japan. Fingers crossed everyone!
  • Doing The Ground Work

    As of now we have been getting thing in order to leave. We plan to study at Gankijacs. you should look into it!

Adventure Registry

  • selfie stick

    $ 10
  • digital camera

    $ 300
  • airline tickets or miles

    $ 0
  • We are both saving money from our jobs

    $ 0
  • both applied to scholarships

    $ 0
  • both using fasfa

    $ 0
  • english to Japanese dictonary

    $ 7