Meet Henning Rodtwitt!

Meet Henning Rodtwitt!So here I am, once again there are only a few weeks left before I’m in Japan. While I’m packing my bags, there are a lot of thoughts running through my mind.

I’ll be moving in with a family I’ve never met before, hanging out with complete strangers and not speak Norwegian for at least two months.

Why is it that this is so appealing?

To me, it’s definitely the opportunity to learn more about all these people. It is true, they all start out as strangers, but it does not take long before they’re all family. I get to learn so much about my host familyʼs views on many things. Political issues being different in Japan is a given, but one can assume at least the food would be basically the same. But sometimes, they are a lot more different than anything else. The food is still very new to me. And half the time, even though I have no clue what I’m eating, it’s just so good. Sometimes it turns out to be made from something we regularly throw away in Norway. (like a dressing; made from fish skin)

And of course, I look forward to meeting the participants and staff as well. The learning opportunities are almost infinite. It’s a great feeling as I close my bag, packing much less than last time. When I come home, there will not only be memories and knowledge with me, but also souvenirs and clothes from this awesome culture. I can not wait!

(Henning Rodtwitt – Production Assistant in the June – Aug. 08 Road Team)

Meet Guang Yeung!

Meet Guang Yeung!It has been less than one month since I left Japan, yet I cannot wait to return for the World Campus International (WCI) summer tour as a staff assistant. My experience as a participant during the spring program was truly rewarding and memorable. Intellectual exchange with peoples from extremely different backgrounds in the land of the rising sun was such a unique experience. The opportunities for such diverse cultural learning and sharing were really valuable to me.

Of course, I look forward to more opportunities for profound international exchanges, but on more selfish level I cannot wait to taste the delicious Japanese cuisine again. Just thinking about the fresh sushi has me drooling. Scrumptious foods, enriching discussions, and lasting friendships awaits us all in Japan!

(Guang Yeung – Public Relations Assistant in the June – Aug. 08 Road Team)