RYE in Brazil was transformational
My experience as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student in Brazil was by far the most transformational experience of my life.
My exchange year strengthened my levels of independence, cultural competence, openness, critical thinking, adaptability, and global citizenship.
Additionally, this experience showed me the power of community through the support I received both at home and abroad. I saw service to others and relationship building across nations. I was especially blessed by the people I came to know through Rotary, from all over Brazil, the United States, and from over twenty other countries around the world.
“These relationships and the memories we made together are something I hold very near to my heart and return to every single day.”