I am Espen, one of the counselors for this year’s World Campus – Japan program. I am from Norway, but am currently living in Copenhagen, Denmark doing a PhD in mathematics.
Languages has always been an interest of mine, and I became interested in Japanese language and culture during my second year of high school – 7 years ago, and I have been learning Japanese as a hobby since. I also enjoy reading and playing board games like chess and go.
This is my fourth time travelling with World Campus – Japan and my third time working as a counselor. My time with World Campus – Japan has earned me many good experiences and dear relationships. I hope that if you take the leap and go after the opportunities presented to you, you will be rewarded with lifelong connections and lasting memories. We counselors are there to provide a safe environment for you to explore Japan to its fullest, form international relationships and perhaps discover sides of yourself you may not have been aware of.
I’m looking forward to meeting you in Japan!
Espen Auseth Nielsen (Norway)