Year 12 student Alicia Woodruffe will embark on a 12-month exchange to Norway in 2019 as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

Since 1974, the Rotary Club of Karrinyup has sponsored about 50 local secondary students, aged 15 to 18, with the opportunity to live and study at secondary schools in another country.

Alicia applied to the exchange program having known several international students who attended Warwick SHS in recent years. She has high hopes of gaining more life experience.

“Jasmin Wallace, who graduated from Warwick last year, is on Rotary exchange in Spain and she is really loving the experience, so I decided to apply to do it as well,” Alicia said.

“I can’t wait to learn another language fluently and get to know another culture a bit more.

“Plus, I expect the exchange will give me more independence and increase my confidence, especially as I know I have to do a fair amount of public speaking when I arrive.”

Alicia Woodruffe is exciting at the prospect of spending 2019 in Norway.

Karrinyup Rotary spokesman Wayne McDonald said the club selected Alicia because she would be an excellent ambassador, not only for its members but also for Australia. After she returns from Norway Alicia hopes to pursue a degree in Nursing.