Petersburg Pilot -

Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

By Ben Muir 

Local Student thankful for study abroad experience

 

Marissa Nilsen

Marissa Nilsen learned that 11 months in Europe is beyond a study abroad, not a vacation, rather a huge undertaking with hoops to jump through and language barriers to overcome, making for a Rotary exchange program that thickened her skin, expanded her linguistic skills and furthered her appreciation for home.

The 17-year-old high school student wouldn't rewind and change any experiences from her time in Belgium. She found an untapped love for trains, along with Belgian fries that are deep-fried twice. Nilsen became fluent in French after only understanding the word bonjour at first. She ga...



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