Posted by Arthur Schwartz on Sep 09, 2018
Rotary Exchange Student, Maggie Larkin, reported on her Rotary Youth Exchange experience in Torrevieja, Spain. For the year, Larkin attended school at Colegio la Purisima. She was surprised to learn that most of her classmates had shared a classroom since they were three years of age.
When she first arrived, language and communication were difficult for Maggie. But, by Christmas, her language skills were strong enough to feel comfortable navigating day to day life and making friends and building those friendships.
In June Maggie, along with many friends, went on Eurotour visiting Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin & Dresden, Prague, Vienna, Slovenia, Slovakia, Venice and Rome. She tried many new foods in every location - but most importantly, Maggie reported that she has made friendships for a lifetime and she is grateful to everyone, including Rotary, Rotary Youth Exchange, and her sponsoring club Rotary Club of Marblehead, for providing her the opportunity.