Local Rotary Clubs are helping a Lloydminster student Abigail Jurgens head to school in Japan for a year. Rotary Club of Lloydminster and Border City Rotary Club’s youth exchange gives teens from the age of 15-19 years-old a chance to live and study abroad.
16-year-old Jurgens says she heard about the program through a school presentation and was instantly interested.
“I’ve always been pretty adventurous and the last summer I went to Vietnam with my sister and my dad. I have been eager to go back to Asia and I knew I wanted to go somewhere a bit out of the ordinary.”
Jurgen has been part of the exchange program since October and says because of the long process she didn’t find out about going to Japan for a while. She will be headed to Japan next Month.
“I’m going to be staying with two different host families throughout the year. I will be taking in the culture and will an ambassador for Canada.”
During her stay, Jurgen will be keeping in touch with the Rotary clubs via Skype. She will be documenting her stay in a blog that will be updated weekly.