Lauren Maines

 France

Hometown: St. Johns, Florida
School: Creekside
Sponsor District : District 6970
Sponsor Club: St. Johns, Florida
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA


My Bio


Bonjour! Je m'appelle Lauren! Hi I'm Lauren and I'll be representing the United States as an exchange student to France next year, and I am so excited! I am 17 year old; I live in St. Johns, Florida, and I went to Creekside High School. I graduated early as a junior from Creekside so I would be able to do my exchange as a gap year. Aside from my mom and dad, I have an older brother named Thomas who is 23 years old. My mom and dad are divorced, but they're still good friends. I live in Florida with my mom, and my dad lives in Pennsylvania. In July of 2016, my mom and I moved to Florida from Wilmington, Delaware, where I had lived my whole life. Moving to Florida was one of the best decision we ever made. If we hadn't made the decision I wouldn't be going to France next year! Even before I moved to Florida though, it was a absolute dream of mine to go on foreign exchange. I've studied the French language for about 3 years now, so I was very excited to hear I would be going to France! While I am on exchange I hope to develop my French skills fully and become fluent in the language. I also hope to learn about the culture of France and how it differs from American culture. I hope my experience while abroad will help me with my career later in life as well. I hope to go into international business or international affairs. Finally, I would like to say thank you to everyone who is helping to make this exchange possible. From Rotary itself for giving me the opportunity of a life time to my Sponsor Club and future host family, thank you.