High School Students to Japan: Student application

Alexander Scher  (Boy)

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Contact information

Cell phone: 720-450-4938
Email: alexxscher@gmail.com

Family information:

Parent / guardian: Magdalene Dolan Scher
Parent / guardian: Gary Michael Scher

Street Address:

542 High Street
Denver, CO 80218

Mobile phone: 303-868-1925
Home phone: 1-970-472-1948

Personal information

High school: East High School
Graduates in: 2019
Birthday (yyyy/mm/dd): 2000/12/02


Allergies or medical concerns:

Allergic to peanuts.

Hobbies and special interests:

neuroscience, aim-demanding video games, philosophy

School and community activities:

I do landscaping in Denver over the summer. Member of Clear Politics Club, Angels for AP Excellence.

Special achievements:

I have an A in Calculus III as a high school junior. I started a YouTube channel and grew it to 10k subscribers.

Trip-related background
  • Japanese language ability:
    • Conversation: Intermediate
    • Reading: Intermediate
    • Writing: Intermediate



  • Previous travel experience:
    • I traveled to Pittsburgh at the end of the summer of 2017 to wish my brother farewell at the beginning of his freshman year at Carnegie Mellon University. It was only a 3 day trip but it was nice to be in a city rich with culture and great weather.



What I like about Japan / Japanese culture:

I find Japan a fascinating real world model for a high functioning society that maintains a strong sense of unity. I also really like the collectivist ideology portrayed in Japanese films.

What I hope to get from this adventure:

I want to strengthen my ability to speak Japanese and understand Japanese culture as well as get the experience of being immersed in an interesting foreign environment. (I also really want to try authentic Japanese food.)