Welcome to Tampa, Florida

  Hello friends! I recently moved to Tampa, Florida where I am studying International business and Marketing at the University of Tampa. I moved in just over 2 weeks ago and am loving every second of my time here. So much change has been happening! I am learning so many things, meeting new people, and … Continue reading Welcome to Tampa, Florida


Oi Brasil: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Bom dia / Hello! I recently had the opportunity to travel to Brazil to visit my family. For anyone who doesn't know, I am half-Brazilian, half-American. My mother was born and raised in Brazil and came to the US when she was 18 as a high school exchange student with Rotary International. I have been … Continue reading Oi Brasil: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Europe Tour

36 Rotary exchange students, 11 cities, 12 days... C'est parti! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4PM0VqHNoZI  Day 1: We started day one of the Euro tour bus trip in Paris, France on Easter! Unfortunately we didn't have a lot of time to visit all of the famous monuments but we did have time to stop at the Eiffel Tower! It … Continue reading Europe Tour

I went to the UK: Edinburgh, Scotland

I just spent a week in the U.K. with my fellow french classmate and it was such an awesome experience! We started the trip leaving at midnight Saturday and drove all the way from Chambéry, france, passing through Luxembourg, Belgium and made our way to Amsterdam, Holland where we caught the ferry to take us … Continue reading I went to the UK: Edinburgh, Scotland

Snow Shoeing In the French Alps: Grenoble, France

I've officially been in France for 5 months... And what better way to spend it than with people from around the world experiencing the same journey! This weekend 43 exchange students headed to the mountains to explore all the nature France has to offer. The weekend started Saturday afternoon, we met up at a chalet a … Continue reading Snow Shoeing In the French Alps: Grenoble, France

Joyeux Anniversaire: Chambéry, France

Happy 18th Birthday to me! I have been so fortunate to spend my 18th birthday in France surrounded by my exchange friends, my 2 host families, and my Rotary club! I enjoyed great company and delicious food at the most beautiful chateau, I could’t have asked for a better way to celebrate my first year … Continue reading Joyeux Anniversaire: Chambéry, France

Bonne Année: Lyon, France

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I couldn't have asked for a better NYE! My host family and I spent the whole day (and night) in the city of Lyon, also one of my favorite cities that I have visited in France! We visited the most beautiful church called Cathedral St Jean located on a hill in Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon- … Continue reading Bonne Année: Lyon, France