Hometown: Gainesville, Florida
School: PK Yonge High School
Sponsor District : District 6970
Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of Gainesville, Florida
Host District: 4560
Host Club: The Rotary Club of Carmo do Rio Claro
Oí! My name is Ana Barrientos I’m currently a freshman at PK Yonge High School in Gainesville, FL. I’m so excited to be spending my sophomore year in Brazil! Since I was little I’ve always wanted to travel the world and learn new cultures and languages. I was born in Guatemala but then at 11 months old my family and I moved to Florida. Because of my background I grew up bilingual learning English and Spanish. One thing I’m looking forward to is being able to speck 3 languages and become trilingual. My family which includes my Dad, Mom, and Sister, and our cat Peaches, we live in Florida. We enjoy doing many things together like traveling, cooking, biking, and watching a good movie. Some activities I enjoy doing by myself are biking, painting/drawing, baking (!), cooking, and I’m also a competitive swimmer and swim on my high school team. At school I’m apart of Hispanic Honor Society, French Club, Global Awareness Club, and in high school swimming, and Track and Field. I can’t wait to learn new things about the world and myself, experience a new culture in Brazil and see all the things it has to offer. But this exchange wouldn’t be possible without Rotary, my parents and other people who have help me along the way. So from the bottom of my heart Thank You! Obrigado! See you guys soon.