Rotarian hospitality builds peace

Fanny Meurisee, left, with a host Rotarian in front of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota, USA.

By Fanny Meurisse, pursuing an advanced engineering degree in Lille, France

During my third year at ICAM, an advanced engineering school in France, my coursework required me to carry out a three-month experiment in a foreign country. I planned to do it by myself in Canada and in the United States, stopping in 21 cities between June and September 2011.

Three weeks before my departure, I still had not found contacts in 11 of those cities that could host me for a few days between legs of my cross-country bus journey. Continue reading