Languages: English, Danish, Swahili (and understanding a lot of Norwegian, Swedish and German)
Christina first was a World Unite! participant in Zanzibar and then did an internship at our Tokyo office. Now she is working with our team in Social Media Marketing. She also attends highschool and university events in Denmark and Scandinavia, representing World Unite!. She holds a BA Degree in Global Nutrition and Health and is currently doing her Masters Degree in Copenhagen.
What did you do before starting your work at World Unite!?
I was a student focusing on my BA thesis, which I wrote about Cholera Prevention in Zanzibar. I collected data for my thesis in Zanzibar. During my study I also interned in Kenya at an orphanage, but my base has always been in Denmark. I liked the concept and team of World Unite! and asked whether I can do an internship directly with World Unite!. I was offered to do an internship at the Tokyo office where I spent 3 months. Afterwards I was offered a part-time job to assist the team with Social Media Marketing that I am now doing while completing my Master degree studies.
What do you enjoy most about working at World Unite!?
I like that I meet so many different people with different nationalities and backgrounds. It is a way for me to broaden my view of the world, as well as getting a big network of friends and work contacts all over the world.
What place at your localization do you find most enjoyable to spend your leisure time at?
In Tokyo, the share house has a rooftop, which I find really nice to spend time at. Also, there is a beautiful park nearby, where I enjoy running. In Zanzibar, one of my favourite places is Nungwi! The beach is lovely and there is such a happy atmosphere.
What is your favourite local food, and where can it be found?
In Zanzibar, it is with no doubt Chapati – I can eat it every day, even just with a cup of chai!
What should participants coming to Tokyo make sure not to miss?
They should not miss the clear air after heavy rains. The sun comes out, and the whole city seems to be so calm and clean.
Do you have any hobbies of special interest, and where can you do your hobbies in Tokyo?
I run, do fitness training, and play piano. Running can be done wherever one feels like running – the parks are very nice, but if running around town is the preference, then it can be done too. So far I have been to one fitness centre, which was an interesting and different experience, but definitely something I will do again. I have not been able to find a piano yet, but I do not mind taking a break from playing!