Posted by Chantelle Meriam on Jul 03, 2017
Photo taken from the last Rotary exchange student event of the year in Hungary.
Included in the photo are Emma (in the red jacket) and the other exchange students who lived in Budapest this past year

Outbound Exchange Student, Emma Thomson, arrived back home in Summerland this past Friday after spending a year abroad in Hungary. Emma took part in the Rotary's Youth Exchange Program where our Club sends one high school student from Summerland to another country for up to a year. At the same time, a student from another country is brought here.

During her last week in the country, Emma's mom and younger brother came to visit her in Budapest. The three of them enjoyed a week touring the city Emma called home this past year and spent time with her two host families and other exchange students. Since arriving back in Summerland on June 30th she's jumped back into life here, already starting summer work Sunday morning.

We were fortunate to have Emma represent Summerland and Canada this past year while on her exchange and look forward to hearing all about her experiences over the coming months. Welcome home, Emma!