Italy meets America: Foreign exchange students visit Rockingham County

Mar 02, 2017 743

BY: Justyn Melrose

For Feb. 6 to 12, Andrea Stellini of the Italian private school Collegio Rotondi got a taste of Rockingham County while staying in the Reidsville home of local Carlisle School student Samantha Rourk.

Stellini, along with 12 other Collegio Rotondi students, came to visit in the United States and live with Americans as part of their school’s annual exchange program. At the end of March, the roles will flip as seven Carlisle students, including Rourk, and a college counselor fly over to Italy for 10 days to visit Milan, Verona, Venice, Rome and possibly Switzerland.

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