Hometown: Tallahassee, Florida
School: SAIL High School
Sponsor District : District 6940
Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of Tallahasse, Florida
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA
My name is Kylan Simmons, I am an outbound student destined to Estonia. I am 16 and a junior at SAIL high school, a small arts-focused school in Tallahassee Florida. I live with my mother and our two dogs. I'm very excited to be spending my senior year in a new country. I've been to Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic with a college to study classical style composers. I've loved traveling all my life and have always wanted to see Europe. By going to school there I feel it will be the best way to learn about the cultures of these countries. When I'm home though I have an eclectic set of interests. I'm a juggler and SCUBA diver with my school. I'm studying fencing with a group outside of school. I have a great interest in classical music and opera. Ranging from small symphonies from the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra to seeing Wagners "Tristan und Isolde" at the Met Opera House in New York. My time in Finland will be my first time learning a foreign language and I'm reasonably confidant in my abilities to assimilate the language. While I may be more of an introvert, I love meeting new people and cultures. One of my favorite things is to study new ideas or ways of thinking. I think this experience will open my mind up to how other civilizations have organized themselves.