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Hometown: [hidden text], OH
School: [hidden text] High School
Sponsor District: 6690
Sponsor Club: [hidden text]
Host District: 3480
Host Club: Sin Tien Green Lake

您好, 我是  Kierstin – Hello, I am Kierstin [hidden text]. I am an outbound to Taiwan for the 2014-2015 school year, which will be my senior year of high school. As a result, I am completing all of the credits I need to graduate at my high school through the post-secondary option this summer (2014). Besides attending school, I am trying to learn Mandarin and absorb as much information as I possibly can about Taiwan before I leave. Going to Taiwan will be my 2nd time abroad; the first being Japan. I feel that going to Japan is one of the events that opened my eyes to youth exchange and inspired me to become a long-term outbound.

I was born and raised in [hidden text] County. Therefore, I have not had as wide of an exposure to diversity as most people have had in their lives. Despite this, I am looking forward to experiencing and observing the differences between Ohio and Taiwan. I hope to not only learn the language and culture of Taiwan, but also build relationships and, as a result, have multiple doors open for my future. Last, but not least, I wanted to thank everyone that is supporting me and my dreams. So, thank you to my family, friends and Rotary.

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    1. 3rd Research Paper: OB Scholars

      April 12 @ 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
    2. April Training-Lancaster

      April 18 @ 1:30 pm - April 19 @ 8:30 am
    3. The 3rd research paper (due date for Short-Term outbounds only): “My host country”

      May 6 @ 11:00 pm - 11:55 pm
    4. The 4th research paper (only Rotary Scholars): “The invisible 90% of the iceberg”

      May 10 @ 11:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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      May 15 @ 4:00 pm - May 16 @ 1:30 pm