Name: Gina Penninger
Location: Tokyo, India, Austria, worldwide
Role with World Unite!: Marketing, Administration, Online Content Creator
Languages: German, English
Gina is working in Marketing and Online Content Creation. She is the presenter of our explainer and preparation videos in German language.
What did you do before starting your work at World Unite!?
I was working in the hotel industry in Austria. Aside from that, I was making many internships abroad in the field of Business Management in Japan and in Ayurveda Medicine in India.
What do you enjoy most about working at World Unite!?
It’s amazing to work together with an international team and to meet participants who are coming from all over the world.
What place in Japan do you find most enjoyable to spend your leisure time at?
I like the Rikugien Garden of Tokyo very much. It is a very beautiful place, you are surrounded by nature and get the possibility to relax in this calm atmosphere.
What is your favorite local food, and where can it be found?
The most delicious food which I would recommend is Shahi Paneer from the north of India. It’s an amazing dish which consists of homemade cheese in a creamy tomato sauce with exotic spices
served with rice.
What should participants coming to Japan make sure not to miss?
I would recommend everyone to get a deep insight of the culture of Japan, and the best way to get it is to talk as much as possible with locals, enjoy the delicious Japanese food, and listen to local music.
What is the most memorable episode that you have experienced with a World Unite! participant?
I appreciate every day to work for World Unite!, because when I am talking with the participants it reminds me of my first and unforgettable trip to India when I was also a participant of World Unite!. So, it is my joy to help them as good as I can!