for me, im planning on going to Japan possibly in 2009 first semester (ahh summer there) i wanna see the cherry blossoms
my course of action:
save up money ($50 a week) for pocket money and host family fees
get straight B+ to be eligible for student exchange LOL!! (dammit)
take japanese classes starting next year at University level
apply for student exchange to a University in Japan
ace the interview for student exchange
find money for air fare ticket LOL!!
Organise a host family (preferably with people my age)
the off i go LOL
im pretty sure im going to get lost in using the trains LOL!!.. but i heard most of the security guys there can speak a bit of english?? damn would be a pain bringing your 6 months worth of clothes and stuff in a suitcase and lugging it in the trains LOL!!