Hometown: Lithia, Florida
Sponsor District: 6890
Sponsor Club: Fishhawk-Riverview
Host District: 1520
Hello, my name is Isla. Bonjour, Je m'appelle Isla. I am currently 15. I will be spending my third year of high school abroad. I am beyond excited and grateful to be spending a year in France. Traveling is a love of mine! I adore experiencing new cultures and languages. I look forward to many new experiences. When I am older I hope to live somewhere in Europe. I'm in the French honors society and love horseback riding as well as reading. I have been around horses as long as I can remember, riding is one of my favorite things of all time. I come from Florida, so France should be a weather shock! I am excited for the seasons though! It will be my first time truly experiencing winter. People were shocked when I told them I was spending so long away from home, they all told me they would never go on exchange. Their outlook surprised me! All I heard is I could never leave home, why would you do that? I couldn't believe they didn't want to experience this amazing opportunity. I am going to miss my family and amazing friends, although I know I will gain a new family and new friends. Not to mention a new language. I look forward to experiencing all that France has to offer and going on exchange with Rotary!