By David Meyer
Bret Bicoy Jr. moved to Chile to study abroad for a year knowing two words of Spanish. It turns out that neither word was even used in Chile. The Sturgeon Bay High School senior was a part of the Rotary foreign exchange program last year. And a little mix up meant that Bicoy Jr. returned to the peninsula with a little more language fluency than he originally expected.
Bicoy Jr. said he is very grateful for the experience and still keeps in contact with his host family and multiple friends he made along the way. He said being a foreign exchange student isn’t for everyone, but if you want to travel and gain perspective it is a valuable experience.