I am half American half Japanese. I have dual citizenship. I attended an International school in Japan for 12 years. Graduated there with IB certificates in Math Studies (5), Information Technology in a Global Society (4), English Higher (4), Japanese B (7), Biology Standard (5). My counselor hasn't calculated my GPA yet but it is definitely +3.0. Will be taking the SAT tests soon, numerous times. I have 210 hours of CAS (Creativity, Action, and Service), I attended 3 Model United Nations in High School, and played volleyball, soccer, baseball, and basketball. In very good physical shape (don't mean to sound narcissist or arrogant! Sorry if I do!). I am currently taking a gap year to raise some money, but I am still living in Japan. I plan to apply for university and the 4 year army rotc scholarship next year. My questions are: 1. Does taking a gap year affect my chances of receiving an army rotc scholarship? 2. What do I do for the interview? I will be in the states during the summer of 2010. If the interview is in the winter, do I have to fly back for the interview? In which case, it would be no problem. 3. Because I have lived all my life in Japan, as a result I do not have residency in any state. My father is a resident of Washington. Does this affect me or not? 4. I took a brief look at the application form. For my address and where I live, do I put down my address in Japan or one of my relative's addresses? I'm sorry, living abroad really does complicate matters. I just really want to apply and enroll in the army rotc program. Thank you very much for your time. I very much appreciate it.