Meet Torunn Olsen 2012 in Japan

Torunn Olsen

Hello!

My name is Torunn, but you can call me Tori. I come from the exotic land of Norway. Currently, I am a law student at the University of Oslo.

During this year’s World Campus – Japan program I am going to be working as a counselor, my job being to support and guide the participants through the adventure that is World Campus. Also, I will assist the rest of the staff with their tasks.

I am very fond of languages, Japanese in particular. Even though my formal education in Japanese is very limited, I try to make the most of every chance to learn more. Besides, the distinctive hard-working attitude of the Japanese people continues to awe and inspire me. That is why I decided to visit Japan two years ago. It is also my reason for returning the following year, but then as a participant in the World Campus – Japan program. Although my expectations were high, as I am sure yours are, my experiences surpassed them. World Campus did indeed show me Japan from an insider’s perspective. But I did not expect I would become a part of the Japanese community, and the community a part of me.

Needless to say, I firmly believe that we will have an amazing time together in Japan this summer, and I am truly grateful for this opportunity to share memories and experiences that may inspire you to be a global citizen.

Torunn Olsen