I have arrived! After spending around 9 hours in airports- I was greeted in México City by my first host family: Familia Riveria. They are Lily, Antonio, Fernanda (16) and Emiliano (13). Fernanda will be leaving shortly to France, and I’m so happy that I have some time to get to know her before she leaves. Emiliano is currently visiting family in Los Ángeles (how lucky!) and I will meet him soon.
That first night we drove home, and I settled into my new bedroom and my new life.
Hello, I’m Isabel Hogg, a Rotary Foreign Exchange Student for the 2018-2019 school year. Story 18 is a documentation of my year living in Atlixco, Puebla, Mexico.
Youth Exchange “Slang”
Outbound: A person departing a country, similar to emigrant
“I am an outbound from District 5970”
Inbound: A person coming to a country, similar to immigrant
“I am an inbound to District 4185”
District: Divisions of countries/states that organizes Rotary clubs across the world
Rotex: An Exchange student who has already completed their exchange term
RYE: Rotary Youth Exchange