Hometown: Fleming Island, Florida
School: Fleming Island High School
Sponsor District : District 6970
Sponsor Club: Rotary Club of Fleming Island, Florida
Host District: TBA
Host Club: TBA
Hello! I'm Charles, currently a sophomore from Fleming Island High School. I live between my mom and dad who both live in Fleming Island, and with my sister when she’s home from college. I’m overwhelmingly grateful to be able to say that I’ll be spending my junior year in Poland, hopefully experiencing all of the culture and opportunities possible. Over the course of the exchange I will be documenting through both video and writing as filmmaking is of so much interest to me. Currently I don’t have too much experience in it, however I have helped on the set of a low budget feature film and I do some freelance video editing to make some money, but ultimately I’m just very excited and thankful to have the chance to produce content about the wonders that exchange will hold. Up until high school, I also played soccer competitively however ultimately I ended up quitting to spend more time with filmmaking. My urge to be an exchange student came from a wanderlust that being in one spot my whole life didn’t fulfill. After meeting people from other countries over a vacation, some of whom also did an exchange year, I was soon searching for ways to travel in high school, which lead me to exchange. The prospect of exchange is something that friends and family find hard to grasp, but it seemed like the best next step for me. Living in the life of someone else in a foreign country and going through the day to day life of a student abroad will be a year of life that will completely alter my future for the better and hopefully being able to give back to future exchange students with what I make during the upcoming year.