Hi future participants!
My name is Nicole Tolman, 23 years old and I am from Utrecht, the Netherlands. At the moment I am finishing my Bachelor Japanstudies at the University of Leiden. My minor is Western Art History. Throughout my study I tried to learn the many different aspects of art, with the focus on Japanese Art around the Edo and Meiji period.
Three summers ago I was a participant of World Campus – Japan, and it was a wonderful experience! I made many new friends from all over the world and was welcomed by the host-families as one of their own. It gave me a special feeling to be able to join the activities World Campus – Japan offers. For instance, joining a Zen-meditation overseen by a priest or cutting bamboo in a bamboo forest and drink your well-deserved drink from the cup you made. Or, see my photo, joining a tea ceremony in a yukata (summer kimono). During this program I think you will all feel welcome and will be able to share your joy with others. You will experience a lot of new things and you will learn a lot of Japan, the world and of course from yourself.
This year I will be one of the WCJ counselors and I hope to be able to share this unique experience with you too! I can’t wait to meet all of you!
See you soon!