I’m SK and I am one of the Japanese participants in this program. I’ve always wanted to participate in an exchange program, but I never really had the chance to go until now. This will be my last summer of high school, so I am thrilled to be here. I love to speak and write in both languages, and every time I do so, I discover many things about linguistics. I also love Japanese culture so I am here to express how great it is. I think my experiences here will show me not only the cultural differences of the US, but a new side to Japanese culture that I have never realized before. I am trying new things now, like Spanish and music-making. I hope this will be an exciting experience.