What happens after a Rotary Youth Exchange student goes back home?
Monica was co-sponsored by our club, Edmonton South and the Strathcona Club in 2014-2015


Hello to everyone, I’m Monica for the ones who don’t know me and I am currently 20 years old. I was an exchange student in 2014-2015 from Bolivia, I was hosted by two clubs, the Edmonton South and Edmonton Strathcona. In both clubs I met awesome people, which with some of them I still keep in touch with. I’m going to tell you a little bit what I have been doing since I got back from Canada. 

I got back to Bolivia in July 2015, and I graduated high school in December of that year, I had to hustle a little bit with my courses if I wanted to graduate with my class, it wasn’t easy but I did it.

In February of 2016 I moved to Brazil to go to university. I live in a small town called Uberaba in the state of Minas Gerais. I live with 4 other girls, which two of them are my friends from school, and the other two I met them here. I’m currently studying Zootechnics, its basicly the science concerned in breeding animals. Right now, I’m about to finish my 6th semester out of 9. Here in Brazil I have learned so many things, like cooking, Portuguese, etc. And I had the chance to explore several cities, and share some unbelievable experiences with the friends I have met here.

I'm still not quite sure what am I going to do once I finish school, not sure if I am going straight to work or keep studying, but I guess I´ll figure it out once I get there. 

So far that is how my life turned out, and I am excited for what the future holds me. Im hoping to visit you really soon and get to hear what you have been up to these years. 

Forgive me for my English, I am a little bit rusty, haven’t used it in a while, haha. I hope everybody is doing well, sending you my best regards, take care!