I got the Hiroshima City scholarship!! Just got the e-mail today! Woohoo!
This means that a) $7,000 have been knocked off the price of the exchange, and b) I know for sure what city I'll be going to! The excitement is going to kill me <3
The Hiroshima Castle
I hear the Hiroshimaians speak differently from the Tokyoites, like a sort of universal slang. I'll arrive in Japan speaking a broken Tokyoan Japanese and leave fluent in a completely different language! xD Looking forward to that.