Hometown: Marietta, Georgia
School: North Cobb
Sponsor District : District 6900
Sponsor Club: East Cobb, Georgia
Host District: 1390
Host Club: The Rotary Club of Hämeenlinna
Moi! My name is Olivia Lord and I am 16 years old. I am currently a junior at North Cobb High School. I live in Marietta with my parents, my sister, and my two dogs. My favorite subjects in school are art and history. This is because I love learning about new cultures and how they differ. Outside of school, I enjoy going to the lake, traveling to new places, and going on adventures with my friends. Being a Georgia native I don’t have much experience with winter but Finland will give me the opportunity to experience real snow! I love ice skating but I am excited to try skiing. I am also excited to be a part of Georgia’s inaugural outbound exchange. This exchange will allow me to achieve my goals of learning a new language, immersing in a new culture, and creating lifelong friendships. I have always been interested in travel. I caught the travel bug at a very young age from visiting my family around the country. This eventually led me to travel with my family, with school to Europe, and on my own to Belize. My whole life I have been a part of international programs at school, so I feel that this exchange will be the perfect capstone.