Lara Meissner-Roloff, one of Zwartkop Hoer’s star students, went on a six week Youth Exchange to Germany.
This is a short report back from her trip:
My name is Lara Meissner-Roloff and this was my journey to Germany:
When arriving to my host country I had a certain certainty that in the end I would go back home and even though sometimes it seemed like an eternity, the time flew by in the wink of an eye. Six weeks in a foreign country can sometimes feel like an difficult task but it’s definitely worth every bit. You get to experience things that you can’t learn from a book, you see the world from a difference perspective. Thanks to my host family I got to travel a bit and see places like Berlin and Amsterdam. I went on a tour through Germany that was hosted by Rotary and got the experience to ski in Austria for a few days. I remember my last week’s very well. On one hand I was super excited to go back. To see my friends, my family and my country. But I was also extremely sad, because I knew what I would have to leave behind, on my journey I made allot of new friends, I got to experience so many new cultures. Your exchange journey is something that you will never forget. I will cherish these memories forever.
Thanks Rotary for this unforgettable journey.