High-school Summer Study Abroad Dream

Kena Dudac Start Date: Aug 16, 2016 - End Date: May 15, 2017
  • Tokyo, Japan

My Travel Story

by: Kena Dudac Start Date: Aug 16, 2016 - End Date: May 15, 2017
My name is Kena Dudac and I would like to raise money for a summer study abroad trip to Japan for the next 3 years of my high school career. Starting from 5th grade, I had this vision of studying abroad. From there, I started looking into online lessons or tutors that may be helpful to me.
But there was always a downfall based on currency. My family has been through many financial troubles so it was very hard to pursue this dream. Each year I try to find scholarships and loans, with the result of decreasing hope. No matter the result, I will continue on pursuing this dream. I have never step foot out of the United States and if I ever do travel I would like it to be for an educational cause.

I chose the Japanese language after making a goal of going to the Tokyo Institute of Technology for college. I feel the Japanese language will give me a great challege which I am willing to surpass. Not only this I have family members who are from Japan and would like to explore different places that other family members are from. Experiencing as many new things is another goal of mine for high-school.

After doing the study abroad trip, I would like to teach my friends and family the language as well. It is important for me to share my knowledge with those around me. 
  • Tokyo, Japan