Sponsored by Rotary District 5060, she is currently living in the Czech Republic (D2240) for the school year of 2017/2018.
Excerpt from her first post in July 2017:
“The idea to go on a long-term exchange began a few years ago–hearing about it from a close family friend. My love for travel, exploration, and learning seemed to fit in with everything that an exchange is. As I continued through high school, I developed an interest for international relationships, and our progression towards world peace. Though this concept may seem foreign, I wanted to do something to get involved. I had done a fair amount of traveling on Me to We trips to Rural China and to Ecuador, working on sustainable projects. Just by getting a taste of what it is like to get out in the world and make relationships with different communities truly opened my eyes. I decided to apply for a Rotary Youth Exchange in the fall of 2016. Rotary seemed like a perfect fit for everything that I believed in and was working towards. After a long application process, I was so very excited to announce that I will be traveling to the Czech Republic for the school year of 2017/2018! I have decided to start a blog for family and friends to stay updated with what I am doing during my year abroad. In this post, I would like to talk a bit about how I got to be an exchange student, where I will be staying, and what I will be doing. I hope to keep this blog as updated as possible… but in the case that I forget, friendly reminders would be nice 😉