My name is Yasmin, I’m a 22 year old Brazilian lawyer, and I was an exchange student in St. Gallen, Switzerland, through the Rotary New Generations program, for the period of January and February 2012. Being an exchange student was absolutely the best experience of my life. It was really interesting to live in such a different country from my own, a country which showed me not only a different language (or four, in this case), but also a separate culture. It shows how big the world is, and it helps you grow in so many different ways.

Now, four years after this experience, I can surely say that it deeply helped my personal and professional growth, in ways that I haven’t probably fully grasped yet. I am very thankful for Rotary for the opportunity, and I recommend it to anyone who asks.