At the beginning of September, I was fortunate enough to go with a group from my school to Japan. The ASMSA (Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts) group went to Tokyo, then up to Hanamaki (Iwate Prefecture) to sign a sister city agreement with Hanamaki Kita High School, and then down to Osaka to sign a global learning partner agreement with Tennoji High School.
If you are interested in learning more about the trip, my school, and our global programs, please check out this article. It even has a few choice quotations from me! Feel free to ask any questions you may have in the comments section or email me. A few photos are below.