Hello! My name is Samantha, but you can call me Sammi. I'm 17 years old and I was born and raised in Germany. I am bilingual, so I speak both fluent German and English. I've been teaching myself Japanese since I was 12, and have been looking for ways to extend my knowledge, without having to pay large amounts. I've tried a variety of programs, but I never really tried out anything like italki. I have had minor language buddies in the past, but due to school, I had to hold back on my language studies because I was just too busy. So, for future language partners, I'm sorry if I'm not consistent because of events that arise in my life, but I will try my best to help you out! Oh! Also, I eventually plan on going to a language school in Japan for a few months, so if I gain even more prior knowledge now, it will help me out a lot in the future! Thank you, and I'm looking forward to meeting you all!