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Foreign Exchange Student - Andee Akerman

Hi everyone, I'm Andee Ackerman from Townsend Montana. And I'll be an exchange student to Brazil during my junior year of high school. I'll be gone an entire year.  The Townsend Rotary Club is sponsoring me, and I'll be the first student they're sending!

I decided to participate in the exchange during the summer, it was quite spontaneous. But, as anyone would expect, I'm extremely excited! I can't wait for the amazing opportunities I'll have while abroad. It's a once in a lifetime chance and I can't wait to make the most of it.

Traveling has always been a big part of my life, but they have always been short trips where I learned little. However; after this experience I will have gained so much. I'll be able to speak fluently in another language! I'll come back with lifelong friends, and an experience that many people never get.

I'm so grateful for this amazing opportunity! Thanks to the Townsend Rotary Club and Rotary District 5390. I'd also like to thank my friends and family for all the support, I know it hasn't been easy on any of us, but it means the