Hello everyone :)
I’m Erica, the First Year Rep for 2019-2020. I’m from sunny South Africa, braving the not-so-sunny and definitely not-so-African winters of Otaru. Otaru is a popular day trip from Sapporo; famous for its canal, Tenguyama and the freshness of the seafood. Locals from all over Japan seem to love this quaint fairytale-like city and so do I!
Back home I was a high school English and Maths teacher. I also created and reviewed online learning courses for an educational company. For this coming year I want to embrace my wanderlust and explore as much of Hokkaido’s beautiful nature as is humanly possible, while forming deep and meaningful connections with people living here. Besides hiking and braving snow for the first time, I’ve become involved in dancing and yoga classes in the area as well as volunteering at the local City Hall and UNESCO English groups.
If you have any concerns, questions or just want someone to talk to - give me a shout! :)