11 months studying Abroad in Tokyo!

Alexis Helms Start Date: May 30, 2018 - End Date: Aug 17, 2018
  • Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

My Travel Story

by: Alexis Helms Start Date: May 30, 2018 - End Date: Aug 17, 2018
Hello! thank you so much for taking the time to read my campaign, I know we all have busy lives and I deeply appreciate the care you show by reading this. 

Japan..It has always been a dream, a dream that took root for me as a child. I can still recall to this day reading my first chapter of Manga. It was "Naruto" written and drawn by the most incredible artist: Masashi Kishimoto, I was spell-bound! by the incredible story of bravery and friendship, the beautiful setting and the rich storytelling deeply rooted in the age-old Japanese themes of Loyalty, Honesty and Sincerity. I was hooked, I knew I had to learn more about this beautiful country and it's language. 

In High School I studied Japanese, and while I had a wonderful teacher a 90 minute class wasn't enough to satiate my desire to learn more about this beautiful language and culture.

That's when I found "Education First", EF for short. I had looked at multiple study abroad programs, but none of them compared to EF! founded in 1965 they have mastered the art of educating students abroad! they have developed the ultimate language and cultural immersion program, supporting their students every step of the way with top-notch professors and staff. With EF you not only learn the language, but you live it! 

While abroad you also are given the opportunity to learn even more! there are over 150 Special Interest Lessons you can choose, you can begin an internship while abroad to begin the process of building international connections in your profession of choice. EF has truly created an incredible program. 

Then there's the cost, to study abroad for 11 months with EF in an intensive program, stay in a residence minutes away from campus is: $31,000. A. high price yes, but with everything included I truly believe that it will pay for itself. With your support I can make my dream of taking this trip come true, and I will be forever grateful! this trip will be more meaningful that I can even put into words, and I am so grateful for this platform to humbly ask for support. 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,
-Alexis Helms
  • Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan