53days until
Depart for Japan

Travelers


Each traveler will add a picture and a paragraph about themselves to this page.  See my example below and visit the 2010 page and see what they did.
Marina 
 
 Hello, my name is Marina. I am a junior at the North East School of the Arts on the Robert E. Lee campus. I love art, I am a Visual Arts major. I live with my mom, dad, and many pets.  In my house, there are 8 dogs, 3 cats, and 8 fish. I also have 2 older sisters. My hobbies include drawing, surfing the internet, and listening to music. I like Korean and Japanese music. On the weekends, I hang out with friends. I love Sanrio and San-X; Rilakkuma is my favorite character. In Japan, I want to eat delicious food and meet new friends. I have been waiting to go to Japan for a long time, and I am very excited.
今日は!私の名前はマリナアリオラです。17歳です。四年生高校の三年生です。三人家族です。家族は母と父と私がいます。そして、たくさん動物がいます。猫が三匹と犬が八匹と魚が八匹います。動物が大好き。アートも大好き。週末に、友達とあそびます。音楽をたびたび聞きます。韓国と日本の音楽を聞きます。サンリオとサンエックスが好き。リラックマ が一番好きです。日本で、おいしい食べ物が食べたい。そして新しい友達に会いたい。


























Victoria
 My Name is Victoria.  I am 15 years old. I am currently a Freshman At The International School of the Americas. I am taking  Manderin Chinese as a language and i am a part of the  Tech Theatre . I  live with my dad, mom, 2 brothers and 1 sister. I am the oldest of them all. I also have a year old Bassethound dog named 
Tobby. My hobbies are Photography, filming and editing. I am a very athletic person. I play basketball and soccer, I love to run and I am also a part of workout programs. Im always listening to music. I am very honored and excited for being able to visit Japan this summer. I have been practicing my basics and learning a lot about their culture. I cant wait to experience being there.
 

Gracie 
My name is Gracie. I study Japanese at Isa. I wish to study Japanese in college. I live with my mother, father, sister, kitty-gatou, and my dog. I am seventeen years old. I like to read books and manga. I enjoy loud music. My favorite movie is “Lupin the III: Castle of Cagliostro”. I can speak a little Japanese.In Japan I wish to go to a convenience store and use the train
私の名前はグレスイてす. ISAで日本語をべんきょうします. 大学で本語をべんきょうしたい.華族は母と父とあねとねこといぬとすみます. 一十七さいです. 本とまんがをよんでがすきです. うるさいのおんがくをたのしみます. “Lupin the III: Castle Cagliostro”が一ばんえいがです. すこしの本語をはなせます. 本にコンビニをいきたいとでんしゃをつかいたい.

 
Taylor 

Hajimemashite, Teira Kuregu desu. Douzou yoroshiku! Watashi ha juu hachi sai desu. Watashi no kazoku ha haha to ojiisan to ane to giri no ani to oi ga futari desu. Inu ga san biki desu. Inu ha Ginger to Jellybean to Maxx desu. Ga to Panda ga ichiman no doubutsu ga sukidesu. Watashi ha RPG to Pokemon to konpyuta wo shimasu.
Soto wo tanken suru kotoga suki desu. Demo, kafunshou desu. Kusuri wo nomimasu. Dakara, daijyoubu desu! Haha ha akachan to kodomo wo sewasuru kangofu desu.
Nihongo wo yon nen kan benkyou shiteimasu. Shibuya de Hachiko no douzou ga mitaidesu. Harajuku de kaimono ga shitaidesu. Nihon ga daisuki desu!

Hello, my name is Taylor! Its nice to meet you! I'm 18 years old. My family i

s made up of my mother, my grandfather, my older sister, my brother-in-law, and my two nephews. I have three dogs. My dogs' names are Ginger, Jellybean, and Maxx. My favorite animals are moths and pandas. I play Role-Playing-Games, Pokemon, and on the computer.
I love to explore outside. However, I have an allergy to pollen. I take medicine for it. That way, I'm just fine! My mother is a pediatric nurse.
I've been studying Japanese for 4 years. I'd like to go to Shibuya to see the Hachiko statue. I'd like to go to Harajuku to go shopping. I love Japan!

 


 


Jacqueline Osuna
 
こんにちは。私はジャクリンオスーナです。母はアメリカで生まれ父はメキシコで生まれうました。友達も大事ですが家族はとても大切です。
私の趣味は読書です。でもフィクションや小説好きです。世界中のコイン集めやお菓子つくりが下手ですがすきです。いつも正直で思いやりがあってみんなに好か
れる人でいたいと思っています。日本にいって文化や言葉を学ぶチャンスを楽しみにしています。

Hi, my name is Jacqueline! I am Latina; my mom was born in the United States and my dad was born in Mexico. I value friendship, but value family above all else. My hobby is reading, fiction novels only. I like collecting coins from around the world and baking, though I'm not very good at it. I like to believe that I'm honest and fair, as well as likable and considerate. I’m very excited about being given the opportunity to travel to Japan, to enjoy and get a feel of the culture and language.
 
 
    My host family has been very kind! Ever since entering their home they have treated me like family, infact they have become part of my family. I`m really going to miss them when I leave. Oba-san, Oka-san, Oyou-san, Hina-chan, Mana-chan, they are the best host family I could have ever dreamed about.
 
Magi Herrera
Hi I'm Maggie. Nice to meet you. I'm a second year at N.E.S.A where my major is Cinema. I can't wait to go to Japan! I hope this trip helps widen my artistic view in filming and that I'll be able to get a chance to film during my stay in Japan. Aside from making movies I love making music. I play guitar and drums. My favorite band is C.N.BLUE and D'spairsray. I love pandas, art, singing, k-pop, visual kei and cinematography.

こんにちは私はあなたに会えてマギーはニースです。私は私の専攻は映画館であるNESAで二年目です。私は日本に行くのを待つことができない!私はこの旅は、私が日本滞在中に映画にチャンスを得ることができるでしょう撮影で、その私の芸術観を広げることができます願っています。脇に映画を作るから、私は音楽を作っ愛。私はギターとドラムを演奏。私の好きな​​バンドはC. N. BLUEとD' spairsrayです。私はパンダ、美術、歌、K - POP、ビジュアルケイや映画撮影が大好きです。

Kon'nichiwa watashi wa anata ni aete magī wa nīsudesu. Watashi wa watashi no senkō wa eigakandearu NESA de ninenmedesu. Watashi wa Nihon ni iku no o matsu koto ga dekinai! Watashi wa kono tabi wa, watashi ga Nihon daizaichū ni eiga ni chansu o eru koto ga dekirudeshou satsuei de, sono watashi no geijutsu-kan o hirogeru koto ga dekimasu negatte imasu. Waki ni egawotsukuru kara, watashi wa ongaku o tsuku~tsu ai. Watashi wa gitā to doramu o ensō. Watashi no sukina ​​ bando wa C. N. BLUE to D' spairsraydesu. Watashi wa panda, bijutsu, uta, K - poppu, bijuarukei ya eiga satsuei ga daisukidesu.
 
 
 
Gabriela

Hi, my name is Gabriela. I am 17 years old and a Junior at ISA. I love to read, listen to pop, rock and world music, go on walks, write short stories, and I am an anime and manga otaku. I enjoy traveling and have been to parts of Europe, Central America, and states in my own country. I have never been anywhere in Asia, so I think going to Japan, will help broaden my horizons. Going to Japan will be a great experien

ce because I would like to know more about the country and the people.

こんにちは、私の名前はガブリエラBogránです。

私は17歳で,ISAのジュニアです。私は短編小説を書き、散歩に行く、ポップ、ロック、ワールドミュージックを聴く、読むのが大好きです。私はアニメやマンガのオタクです。私は旅行を楽しむ、ヨーロッパ、中央アメリカ、そして自分の国の一部になっています。私はアジアのどこに行ったことがないので、私は日本に行きたいと思います。私の視野を広げるのに役立ちます。日本の人や国のことをもっと知りた

いので日本に行くことは素晴らしい体験となるでしょう。


 

Bo Bridgette 

Hello my name is Bo Bridgette. I'm 17 years old. I go to Robert E. Lee as a Junior. I play soccer and wrestle. I love adventure, I'm open to anything and evrything. I love trying new things, I'm very nice and caring. My favorite color is purple, I love music, reading, makeup, wrestling, learning many things and shopping. Japan looks super cool and fun, I can't wait for trip, super excited!











Trevor
Hi, my name is Trevor and I am a 15 year old sophomore at the International School of the Americas. I love baseball. It is one of my favorite hobbies. I also love listening to music and playing with my dogs Chloe, Asgard, and Juno. Books are another thing that I enjoy. It is always fun to sit down for a good read. Nature is something that I love as well. I love being around plants and trees and enjoying my natural surroundings. I am really looking forward to experiencing the culture of Japan and making many new memories. 


こんにちは、私の名前は、トレバーアントリムだと私はアメリカのインターナショナルスクールの2年生です。私は野球が大好きです。それは私の趣味の一つです。私は音楽を聴いたり私の犬のクロエとジュノと遊ぶのが大好き。本を読むのも大好きです。いつも気に入っています。私は自然が大好きです。植物や木々の周りにいるとほんとに気持ちがいいですね。私はとてもに日本の文化を経験し、多くの新しい思い出を作ることを楽しみにしています。

Karin (Sarah) 

Hello, my name is Sarah . I also known as Karin. I am a sophomore in Japanese 2. All though I'm not in NESA, ISA, or STEM (other schools on this campus). I am a proud member of Robert E. Lee High school. I love anime, manga, and art. I live was my mom, aunt, and uncle. I also live with my 4 cats, named Alexander, Yuki, Waduiyume, and Clow-May. My Favorite movies are the Lion King, Alice in Wonderland, and the Aristocrats. I must exclaim my utmost happiness for the opportunity of going to Japan, very wonderful country, that I hope to live in, in the future.

 わたしはセーラホワイトです。二ックネームは かりんです
。私は日本では高校二年生です。 ISA ニッサ、ステムの生徒ではありませんが Lee高校 をほこりにおもっています。母とおじ とおばとすんでい
ます。ねこが四匹います。ア レクサンダーとゆきとわるいゆめとカラメイで す。一番すきなえいがはライオンキングとふし ぎなくにのアリスとアリストカットのオリジナ ルです。日本に行くチャンスがありとてもう、 すばらしいこととおもいます。たくさんの不思 議がある国、しょうらい日本にすみたいです














Felicitas
 Hello!!  My name is Felicitas. I’m a senior at The International School of the Americas. I have four sisters which three of them are older than me and one is younger. I have a dog named Tiger his only one year old. My hobbies are to watch Korean and Japanese dramas and walk my dog. I also listen to Korean pop and Japanese ro
ck. I’m very happy going to Japan and meeting new people. I know it’s going to be ver
y challenging but I know I would enjoy it.

 
 




Elisha 

 
    Hello. My name is Elisha. I go to N.E.S.A where I major in technical theater. I have wanted to go to Japan since i was little and can hardly wait to meet everyone. I like to make and play my own music on the piano, violin, flute, or clarinet. I love to draw, read and write. I spend the other time I have studying, getting on the computer, or watching BBC. I listen to  J-pop, K-pop, and lots other random music.   
I am very excited to be going to Japan and I hope to make lots of new friends. It will be challenging for me , but I know I will have lots of fun. I can't wait! 
    こんにちは。 私の名前 elisha です。 私は N.E.S.A を私は主要な場所で技術的な劇場に行く。 私は日本に行きたかった私はほとんどいましたから、ほとんど皆に会うために待つことができます。 私は作るように、私の自身の音楽は、ピ
アノ、バイオリン、フルート、クラリネット、またはで遊ぶ。 私は引き分け、読み取りと書き込みをするのが大好きだ。 私は勉強し、コンピュータ上に、 BBC を見て他の時間を過ごす 私は J-POP 、 K-POP 、多くのランダムな音楽を聴くことができます。 私は非常に日本に行くことに興奮していると私は、新しい友人の多くを期待しています。 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 







Exchange Coordinator
Pamela Valentine 
Konnichiwa, I am a Global Art instructor, Technology and Japanese Exchange Coordinator at the International School of the Americas.  I live in San Antonio, Texas with my two dogs, Greta and Buddy.  My hobbies include gardening , cooking, and technology.  My first trip to Japan in the summer of 2000 was as a fellow for the Fulbright Memorial Fund Master Teacher Program.again in 2003. One of the highlights of my Japan experiences came in the summe
r of  2009 when I participated in a Fulbright Hays Study Tour. We followed the path of the 17th century Japanese poet, Matsuo Basho. Since 2001 I have been coordinating student exchanges to Takayama.  Our sister school there is Takayama Nishi High School.  My friends in Takayama have made the little city in the mountains my home away from home.

Teacher/Sponsor
 
 
Ryan Sprott
Hello! My name is Ryan Sprott. I am a World History teacher at the International School Americas. I was raised in rural West Texas and moved to San Antonio to work on my doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. I enjoy the international focus of our school and I love to travel. I am very excited about the trip to Japan and I am looking forward to meeting the students and staff of Takayama Nishi High School as well as exploring Japanese culture.

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