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a lil update

This one’s going to be a bit sad.

But we’ll start out happy :)

So I found out where in Italy I’m going and it’s absolutely beautiful!!!! 180 more words


amazon rainforest adventuring

I am so thankful for all the opportunities this year has given me- one of the greatest ones being the 10 days I spent in the Amazon Rainforest with exchange students from all over the world. 1,772 more words

Face Your Fears and Become Uncomfortable - My Exchange Speech

This weekend, I had the privilege of going down to the Rotary Conference for District 5580 in Bismark, North Dakota for exchange student events and orientation. 898 more words

Pre Exchange

AKA bootcamp

Discussions about language, host families, travel arrangements, homesickness, expectations of a rotary student etc.

The long anticipated Orientation camp (aka bootcamp) is over. The whole weekend was a blur from arriving at the camp to packing up and saying bye to my new outbound, inbound and rebound friends.  184 more words


south american tour: punta del este, montevideo, colonia


Visiting Punta del Este in April is like celebrating Kwanzaa in the Vatican or the 4th of July in Islamabad. With only 9,000 permanent residents, the Uruguayan coastal town would be irrelevant if not for the half a million porteños and tourists that flock there every summer.  1,035 more words


3 weeks ago, the family of Mathilde (another exchange student close to where I live) came to visit, and stayed in our house. One week later, my friends all hosted their own French girl for 2 weeks. 721 more words

a reminder - this is not it

Dear me,

The past two months have held some of the best moments of your life.

You celebrated your birthday with 60 kids from around the world and marveled at two natural wonders. 239 more words