My name is Nina and I am coming from Germany. I am 25 years old and have finished my M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering in the beginning of the year. As I am highly interested in Asian culture and in film-making, I decided to take a one-year break from studies and my work to travel Asian countries and improve my film-making skills.

So far I have been working as an English teacher in Japan for four months and studied at film school in China for one month. I have been travelling South Korea and Taiwan, too. As I fell in love with South Korea's pop-culture, coffee shops and food, it was clear that my travels will once again lead me to this pretty country. I am glad that I have found the ACOPIA internship programme as it is combining experiences in two of my favourite Asian countries – South Korea and Japan. I hope to be able to contribute with my film-making and get the opportunity to improve my Japanese and Korean.