Rotary Exchange ~ Destiny Earle is heading off to Arequipa, Peru

Destiny Earle is on her way to Peru for the next year as a participant in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

Destiny Earle is about to embark on an exciting and totally different experience. She leaves for Peru on July 27 for year away with the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. To keep up with Destiny and her experiences visit her Blogsite: vaqueraenperu2014.wordpress.com   ~ Viajes Seguro

Destiny Earle is about to embark on an exciting and totally different experience. She leaves for Peru on July 27 for year away with the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. To keep up with Destiny and her experiences visit her Blogsite: vaqueraenperu2014.wordpress.com ~ Viajes Seguro

2013 Princeton Youth Ambassador and 2014 graduate of Princeton Secondary School, Destiny Earle is on her way to Peru for the next year as a participant in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

Destiny, who is  “a social butterfly” who, “loves to explore,” participated in the OSEF Exchange Program in 2012 which took her to France. She actually had two stays in France.

With the first family, the experience was a rough one and she had to “learn to either sink or swim.” Destiny chose to swim—she made class changes and a whole new group of friends. “When times are hard, you just stand on your feet and  keep going,” she said. Destiny was invited back to spend two and a half months with a new family (the Chenot Family) who showed her “the true France” and with whom she is very close to.

During her graduation year, Destiny heard about the Rotary Exchange Program and decided to apply. With full support from her parents, April and Jason Earle, Destiny went through the application process, the interview process with the Princeton Rotary Club, and then she and her parents were interviewed by a board of Rotarians in Kelowna.

Two weeks after that interview, Destiny received the news that she had been chosen and was accepted to go to Peru for her exchange.  She begins her exchange by flying to Arequipa, Peru on July 27 and then immediately begins a language course on July 28. She has been preparing for the exchange by taking Spanish lessons from local gentleman, Franc Ogrinc.

Destiny will live in Peru for the next 11 months, on a Student Visa. She will attend grade 12 and possibly, first year university classes. During her time there she will live with three or four host families.

She will participate in Rotary District 4455, meetings, presentations and conventions (along with 50 other Rotary students from around the world.) As a true Canadian patriot and ambassador, Destiny will be a “walking Canadian flag, I’m totally outfitted,” she exclaimed.

Destiny has a blogsite that she will update regularly to keep family and friends informed as to how she is doing and what adventures she is having. Blog site: vaqueraenperu2014.wordpress.com (Meaning: the Cowgirl in Peru)

She will also maintain contact and provide the Princeton Rotary Club with regular reports during her time away.

Long term plans for Destiny include both language and travel. She believes that she will end up as either a travel guide or possibly an embassy translator. For now though, she is looking forward to the next, “exciting and totally different” year ahead of her.

Though she is “a bit nervous, not bad though,” Destiny is excited and ready to go.

“I want to go and take it all in—whatever comes my way, it’s going to be fantastic.”

 

Just Posted

(Black Press file photo)
EDITORIAL: Curtailing attempts at scams

The true total of losses from all scams and frauds could be much higher than the figures on file

People at the beach in front of Discovery Bay Resort on Tuesday, July 14. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Heat wave forecast for Okanagan-Shuswap

Temperatures are forecast to hit record breaking highs this week

FILE – Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, takes part in an event on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Indigenous Peoples Day must be a ‘call to action’, says Assembly of First Nations chief

Discovery of children at Kamloops residential school site must lead to change, Perry Bellegarde says

The Pierre family, an Indigenous family, once lived in what is now downtown Summerland. Today, Pierre Drive is named in honour of the family. (Photo courtesy of the Summerland Museum)
Pierre family played role in Summerland’s history

Downtown Summerland was once Penticton Indian Reserve #3

This undated file photo provided by Ernie Carswell & Partners shows the home featured in the opening and closing scenes of The Brady Bunch in Los Angeles. Do you know the occupation of Mike Brady, the father in this show about a blended family? (Anthony Barcelo/Ernie Carswell & Partners via AP, File)
QUIZ: A celebration of dad on Father’s Day

How much do you know about famous fathers?

The border crossing into the United States is seen during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lacolle, Que. on February 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
VIDEO: Border quarantine to soon lift for fully vaccinated Canadians

Eligible travellers must still take multiple COVID-19 tests

Chilliwack secondary school’s principal is apologizing after a quote equating graduation with the end of slavery in the U.S. was included in the 2020-2021 yearbook. (Screenshot from submitted SnapChat)
B.C. student’s yearbook quote equates grad to end of slavery; principal cites editing error

Black former student ‘disgusted’ as CSS principal apologizes for what is called an editing error

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
BC Liberal leadership candidate condemns ‘senseless violence’ of Okanagan church fires

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross says reconciliation isn’t about revenge for past tragedies

A coroner’s inquest will be taking place at the Capitol Theatre in Port Alberni for the next week. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Teen B.C. mom who died following police custody recalled as ‘friend to many’

Police sent Jocelyn George to hospital after intoxication had gone ‘beyond the realm’ of normal detox

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2020, file photo, Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. Nassib on Monday, June 21, 2021, became the first active NFL player to come out as gay. Nassib announced the news on Instagram, saying he was not doing it for the attention but because “I just think that representation and visibility are so important.” (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
Nassib becomes first active NFL player to come out as gay

More than a dozen NFL players have come out as gay after their careers were over

Photograph By MICHAEL POTESTIO.KTW
Former Kamloops security gaurd wants job back after kicking incident caught on video

Rick Eldridge quit when a video surfaced of him kicking a man outside a facility for homeless

People participated in a walk to honour the 215 children found at a former Kamloops residential school, as well as residential school survivors. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Kelowna marks National Indigenous Peoples’ Day with walk to remember Kamloops 215

“Let’s speak the truth and deal with the truth, and heal.”

COVID-19 daily cases reported to B.C. public health, seven-day moving average to June 17, 2021. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
B.C.’s COVID-19 infections drop to 90 on Sunday, 45 Monday

Pandemic spread dwindles as 77% of adults receive vaccine

A home on Cameo Drive sustained major damage due to an early morning fire Monday, June 21. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
UPDATE: Fire sparked during Vernon home renovation

Heavy black smoke from Cameo Drive home, no one inside

Most Read