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Exchange student tells of travels to Chile

 

Kyla Willis

Last year, when Kyla Willis went to Chile, the only Spanish she knew was how to ask where the bathroom was and how to order two beers. A lot has changed since last August. Willis can now speak Chilean Spanish fluently, and she has a new appreciation for international travel and the local Rotary Youth Exchange program.

However, the start to her journey was a little rocky, with a steep learning curve, because of the three families she stayed with during her stay, only one family member knew how to speak English. The first week there, Willis was feeling under the weather and had trouble commun...



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