By Tim Kowols
Packer games, snow removal, and other winter mainstays of Wisconsin culture are all brand new for inbound students Shriyans Saxena of India and Lucie Rajalová of Chechnya. The two represent half of the students calling Door County home for a portion of the year as a part of the Rotary Youth Exchange program, which gives high school-aged children a chance to travel to a specific country for a year to immerse themselves in school, service projects, and a new culture. For Rajalová, the experience is giving her an opportunity to learn more about the United States and herself.
Saxena hopes to see as much as he can while living stateside.
Inbound Student Coordinator Barb Wilson recommends interested students wanting to go “outbound” talk to their local Rotary Clubs and past program participants for more information to see if the experience is right for them.