Source: Inspired by Charm The day of departure is nigh, and I am about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Departing from Canberra on the 18th of January 2014, I will traverse 3 domestic and 3 international airports, to eventually reach my final destination: Flensburg, Germany. I am beyond excited to begin my… Read More The Beginning
As I have previously discussed in this post, it is an established Rotary Youth Exchange tradition for students to collect and swap pins with other exchange students while abroad. Therefore, I eventually needed to source a good collection of a variety of pins representing Australia to trade with the other the Rotary exchange students I… Read More Handmade Pins
Today, one year ago I published my first post on this blog and officially introduced myself to the blogosphere. Originally, the idea of a blog appealed to me as a way to document my life, record my many sewing and DIY projects, share my photography, to explore myself and to voice my thoughts and opinions… Read More Happy Anniversary!
2013 really has been an extraordinary year. I have been privileged to have so many amazing opportunities presented to me. It has been one of the busiest and most stressful years of my life, but also the most rewarding. The tough times have been outweighed by the most glorious of moments. It has been a… Read More Two Thousand and Thirteen
Today marks a significant milestone, it is now exactly one month until I will depart Australia and leave behind everything I have ever known, to journey across to the other side of the world. In just one month, I will be on a plane to Germany where I will begin my year long adventure as… Read More One Month
After I received my green Rotary blazer at the 2nd briefing weekend, it was then presented to me once again by my local Rotary club. The club president gave the presentation, and I was then asked to say a few words. I thanked the club immensely for sponsoring me, and spoke to them about my… Read More Blazer Presentation
The second briefing weekend for Rotary District 9710’s youth exchange program was recently held in Murrumbateman. This weekend was the second opportunity for all the inbound and outbound exchange students in our District to gather together and discuss all aspects of Rotary Youth Exchange, and to prepare the outbounds for our impending departure. Similar to… Read More 2nd Briefing Weekend
It is a very exciting moment for any Rotary exchange student to finally receive their Guarantee Form. It is the one document which lists where the student will be attending school for the next twelve months, who their first host family will be and also who their Inbound Counsellor is. As one may be able… Read More Guarantee Form!
Last year, my family hosted a German exchange student for eight weeks. At that time, I had the dream and aspiration to one day become an exchange student myself but did not yet know that I would be embarking on my own adventure in 2014/2015. As a constant reminder of Anika’s stay, I constructed this… Read More A Coincidence
It is a longstanding Rotary Youth Exchange tradition for all Rotary exchange students to collect and swap pins with other exchange students while abroad. Each collected pin is then pinned onto their own Rotary Youth Exchange blazer. Every Rotary exchange student is provided with an official blazer to be worn while on exchange at official… Read More International Pin Collecting