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By Aliya Hall
The Chronicle 

Student leader expands mind, experiences culture shifts


October 3, 2019


Emily Garcia Anson (right) with her host family Ada Suáraman and Lorena Jimenez. Anson will be in Bolivia until June 2020.

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia – Emily Garcia Anson, 17, of Creswell, is following her dream of seeing the world by partaking in a Rotary Youth Exchange, which has placed her in Santa Cruz, Bolivia for a year.

These exchanges give students who are "leaders in their schools and communities" the opportunity to attend local schools and live with host families in a city abroad. Students range from 15 to 19 years of age, and Rotary pays for room, board and school fees, with students responsible for airfare, documents and spending money.

"Emily's exchange to Bolivia means to me that she is achieving her g...

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