While all my classmates moved into their dorms at various colleges and universities- I got to start my “5th year” of high school. The school I’m attending is called UPAEP Plantel Atlixco and I’m in their 5th semester of classes- which is their senior year.
For almost the entirety of the first day I had no idea what was happening! Luckily before she left, Lily introduced me to my new friend Vanya who so patiently guided me through the day. From what I've experienced the only similarity UPAEP has to dear ol´ Washington in that it's a place where you learn. The main differences are:
I´ve so far really enjoyed school- except for the 6 AM alarm- and getting to know all the amazing people I will spend the year with!
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