So, I'd like to start off by saying, thanks for stopping by and taking a look. More importantly, this is not a dire straits kind of thing, I was not involved in any accidents and I'm not dying( at least not in the emergency sense). But heres what is going on. I saved up for a couple years before deciding to take the plunge and move to Japan. As you might know, I'm studying in Japan, working towards an Associates Degree in Japanese Language/Communication. So if I get straight to it, I need help with my last tuition payment. And as we all know, sometimes things come up, and sometimes those things involve spending money that you had otherwise allotted for other things, like tuition. Fun fact, in Japan, you have to buy all the appliances and fixtures for your apartment. I'm currently working two part-time jobs(and looking for a third) but its becoming abundantly clear that what I'm making while going to school full-time won't cover the last portion of tuition in September.  Unfortunately, the way school is setup here and my program, I'm not able to take a semester off and just work to save up the money. If I'm not in school, I lose my student visa, which means I would need to leave the country and break my lease(so many yucks) and honestly would be counter-productive towards my career plans. I'd like to stay to finish out my program and get my degree this coming March(I'm so close!). I'm planning to certify in ESL after graduating and stay in Japan to teach English. I sincerely appreaciate everyone who took the time to read this, share it or donate. It means the world to me to have your support and be able to pursue my dream.


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aubrey aus 
Sedro-Woolley, WA
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