Posted on May 20, 2020
Our speaker on May 20th was Katie Dotson, our Outbound Exchange Student in Denmark.
Katie has been in Denmark since August 2019 and will be returning to GP in July 2020.  Due to the Coronavirus, her classes went online on 3/12 and it resulted in the cancellation of all of her spring travel plans.  The one bright spot is that she was able to spend a lot more time with her third host family (who has 4 daughters) and really bonded with them.
She was able to share pictures of a few of her local trips, such as to Copenhagen, which included other Rotary exchange students.  There are 120 students in Denmark, with 26 from the United States.
One of her highlights was receiving a private tour of the Novo Nordisk plant, which is the world’s largest maker of insulin pumps.  As someone with Type 1 diabetes, this greatly interested her. 
Katie believes she has become much more responsible and independent as a result of her exchange.  She is very grateful that Rotary didn’t make her come home, and leaving it up to the local Clubs and the host family.