Hi! My name is Ellie
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[hidden text], Ohio. I attend an all girls school in Columbus. I have one younger brother and he is 12 years old. Travel is a really big interest of mine as well as learning about new languages and cultures. I am so happy to have the opportunity to live for a year in a totally new culture! I have previously done a short term Rotary Youth Exchange to Italy for four weeks last summer. Both the experience of hosting exchange students and being in Italy on a short term exchange inspired me to consider a long term exchange. In addition to travel, I am very interested in studio arts. I especially love painting and ceramics but really enjoy anything that involves creativity. Finally, I really like to run or swim in my free time.