My name is Alvaro Martin-Mazorra, but you can call me Alf, Alfie, Albi or whatever you can come up with!
I am a 2nd year Japanese language and culture student at Leiden University, the Netherlands. I am Spanish but I was born in the Netherlands and mostly raised here, safe a couple of years in Spain.
My interest with Japan began when I was around thirteen and since then it has expanded to an academical level. Learning Japanese at University (or by yourself, as well) might be fun, but the problem is that you still don’t get to experience Japan to it’s fullest, which is why I decided to join World Campus – Japan this summer!
I think it is a great opportunity to not only immerse oneself into the language and culture of Japan, but also into the people. Of course I am not only doing this for academical reasons, for I find that in doing this program I get the chance to go out of my comfort zone and meet new people, not only from Japan, but from other parts of the world. Also my love for food plays a little role here as well! Jokes aside, I hope to be able to make the best of this program and I can’t wait to meet everyone this summer!