Caitlin Wuebbolt, a recent Rotary exchange student to Argentina sponsored by the Rotary Club of Jamestown, was welcomed home by the club recently, where she shared her experiences.
While Miss Wuebbolt traveled all through Argentina, her home for the year abroad was in Cordoba, the country's second-largest city. She described the country as "having the best of everything except politics," noting that the Argentinean system is quite corrupt. However, she noted, people are very proud of the culture and laid back lifestyle. She commented on how everything came alive at night - when the city became very active. Caitlin explained much about the food and drinks she enjoyed, noting that after a small breakfast, a late lunch and the daily siesta, dinner was served between 9 and 11 p.m.
Her public school of more than 2,000 diverse students held classes from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Caitlin was a member of the basketball team and took Spanish immersion classes. She enjoyed getting together often with 22 other Rotary exchange students from all over the world. They enjoyed traveling to various areas of the entire country taking part in whale watching, climbing a glacier, observing penguins in their natural habitat, visiting a precious stone mine and taking tango lessons.
Bill Tucker, Rotary Club of Jamestown president, is shown with Caitlin Wuebbolt, a Southwestern student who recently completed a visit as an exchange student to Argentina.
Caitlin will now begin her senior year at Southwestern Central School.