A week ago I decided to enquire about college courses on duel spirits at the Duel College in the city and after I mentioned the work I did with the Spirit Foundation, the college told me that, considering what line of work I'm aiming for, more "in-the-field" experience would be better, especially since some of the classwork is mostly just facts and some guess work, as we don't know everything about duel spirits, or the 12 dimensions. In fact, we know very little.
They said they'd be happy to support a full apprenticeship for me while working at the Spirit Foundation, which would cover pretty much everything they could teach, if not more. The only extra stuff I would need to do, is do my own research projects and submit them to the college when needed.
I got confirmation back from the college today that all the paperwork is fine and that they will support me as an apprentice at the Spirit Foundation from October. It's only for a year, as that's how long the course would of been but... Juudai told me that once I pass the apprenticeship, I have a guaranteed full-time job at the foundation anyway, as a researcher.
I also talked to the principal of the Duel Academy about possibly basing some of my research projects on the island, as it, as well as Domino City, have strong links to the spirit world. He agreed that I can do that if I wish to, which is great.
But also... I thought that being on the island at least for a few days a week or so means that I can keep in contact with Shinji and Yuma. Plus it would be a shame if our club ended just because myself and Shinoko graduated.
I don't know what Shinoko plans to do after graduating, I'll have to talk to her about it, but I definitely want to keep the club running.