Lucy's Rotary Exchange

My name is Lucy Sandoe. I am entering my sophomore year at Inspire School of Arts and Sciences. I have recently had the opportunity to apply to the Rotary International Youth Exchange.

After several months of deliberating and excess paperwork, I have passed the local level. In September, I have a district interview in San Francisco, where I will select my top four countries from the list. I am hoping for Brazil, Austria, Turkey, Greece, or Belgium, but anywhere would be amazing.

I would love to go on an exchange, because of the many doors it would open for me. It would give me a chance to meet new people, get familiar with a culture, and enhance all sorts of skills. While I enjoy living in Northern California, It is not much of a booming cultural center. I am so excited at the challenges of immersion in a new language and lifestyle, and the adventures this program will provide. However.... go on this year-long program, I need around $6500 for travel fees, insurance, school supplies, and language classes. I am doing my best to work and save. At this point, however, the cost is prohibitive for me and for my family. I have decided to use GoFundMe to reach out to my family and friends. I would greatly appreciate whatever you can give, even if it is just sharing my site!

If you would like to know anything else about the program, or have any other questions, feel free to email me.

Thanks so much,
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Lucy Sandoe 
Chico, CA
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