Hi, my name is Rebekah and I am a part of the TOMODACHI U.S.-Japan Youth Exchange Program. I am a 15 year old sophomore currently residing in DC. I live with my Mom, Dad, and brother when he is home from college. However, I have lived in 5 different states in the US since I am a military brat. I love playing sports and play competitive club volleyball. I also have a love for traveling and other cultures. I have taken French for 4 years and have traveled abroad to France, Spain, Italy, Mexico, and soon Japan will be added to my list. I am big on volunteering and I volunteer at the American Red Cross, DC Central Kitchen, and my church as an assistant teacher. I also enjoy reading, even though I don’t read as often as I like. I absolutely love going to museums, especially the Natural History Museum and the American History Museum. Being a teenager though, I love just hanging out in DC with my friends and shopping. I am very excited to go to Japan and help out as well as gain new friends and experiences being there all together. As I get older, I would like to continue traveling and doing exchange programs.