The world's cultures have grown to be a passion of mine. I have wanted to experience and be a part of as many of the world's beautiful cultures as possible during this short period of time called Life.

I am Carolyn Wrightsman, a high school student from Minnesota in the United States of America. I am taking my first step to assimilating into one of the world's cultures beyond my own as a North Star Rotary Youth Exchange student to Stockholm, Sweden.

I am thankful for all of the support from my family & friends. You made this journey of mine possible. I am very happy to have a place where I can describe and share my wonderful experiences abroad.

I am not afraid to walk this world alone.

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.

I will not fear the world, but embrace it.