Monday, October 6
Japan seems farther away than ever...
We attended the People To People information meeting regarding the Japan trip next summer. It would cost about $7300 for dearest daughter to go. As far as scholarships offered; they are available but can't be applied for until she has submitted her application and been accepted into the program. Unfortunately, the app must be turned in with a $400 deposit towards the cost.
Once accepted, the payment plan is scheduled as follows... $500 45 days later...$500 75 days later...$1000 120 days prior to departure... $1000 90 days prior... Balance 60 days before departure. The best way to to go about it would be to work under the assumption that the scholarship is not forthcoming and try to find sponsors for the trip or come up with fundraising ideas.
The reality is that next year's trip is probably not going to happen, but we might go ahead and try to raise the money for a later trip to Japan or another location. I think that the trip would be a great experience for any child....especially mine.
The trip overview is shown in the 2 graphics click on them to enlarge.
If there are any congressmen or Wall Street players reading this blog, please, feel free to hit the DONATE button and give us some love....$7000 is a small payback for the $7 billion we gave you.
We will be giving this more thought and update you later.