Rotary Exchange Students who come to New Zealand for a twelve-month exchange are treated by their host parents to a wide variety of experiences and locations.
Speaking at Plimmerton Rotary on 12th June, soon-to-depart French student Amandine
Hosting Amandine during her year, each for a three month period, were: Club President Jenny Lucas and husband and Ron, Chris and Fiona Sinké, Graham and Carolyn Wallace, and Wendy Betteridge. All had given Amandine many new and different experiences, which she recounted with great delight.
In addition, Amandine and several other exchange students had
A major highlight of her year was to attend the recent test match in Auckland between the All Blacks and the French. “I loved hearing the Marseillaise, the French National Anthem, being sung all around the ground. And you know, we did score the first try, and we won the first half!”
Once again, members of Plimmerton Rotary were able to witness the amazing transformation from the timid young lady who had arrived twelve months previously, to the self-assured, fluent English-speaking 18-year-old who now stood before them
For more information about this excellent programme, please contact Donna who will know which District Committee to get in touch with.