"My Japanese adventures started at the end of middle school. I was able to travel to Fukui Prefecture and stay in the little ski town of Katsuyama. I returned from this journey with a strong motivation to want to revisit in the future. The next opportunity came for me when I entered college at Colorado University At Boulder. I was looking to study abroad to expand my experience of the world and again Japan came into my focus. I was able to travel with CIEE and attend a summer study abroad program"