Exchange student returns home after year in Ecuador
Sarah Bygd has always known she would travel abroad. The surprise was how quickly it happened.
"This is something I've wanted to do since seventh or eighth grade," she said.
When Bygd's father found himself working at the apartment of Anne Schmiege, chair of the New Richmond Rotary Club's Youth Exchange Program, the pieces fell into place.
Bygd left for Quito, Ecuador on Aug. 16, 2008. She spent her entire junior year of high school at a school taught in Spanish.