Re: Mark's potentially big adventure? (MBA)
what a great and courageous plan!
If you feel like coming to Freiburg, Germany, please feel invited and send a pm now or later.
I also recommend you visit Kayla Feder in Berkeley, California, and Patrick Cassidy in Montreux, Switzerland, both very inspiring teachers who have dojos that accommodate uchideshi for any length of time from a day or two to some years. (And both very attractive places to visit, I have been.)
Let me know if I can be of any help in this, now or later.