Craig McIntosh, a Georgia Rotary Student Program student from New Zealand, was the guest speaker at the Effingham Rotary Club. McIntosh was a student at Victoria University of Wellington where he received his BA in media.
He is in the U.S. attending Armstrong Atlantic State University. His host family while staying here is Paul and Bonnie McMillan of Rincon. Bonnie McMillan is a member of the Rotary Club of Savannah West.
McIntosh shared with the club a few items of interest about the culture of New Zealand and about his experience while being here as part of the GRSP. Attending with McIntosh was Mia Ohlenschlaeger from Denmark, also a part of GRSP and attending AASU.
Georgia Rotary Clubs sponsor students recommended by a Rotary Club in their home country. The students become adopted members of a Georgia “host family,” but live on-campus at the school they attend. This is a scholarship program, not an exchange. Each year, about 80 students from all over the world make friends in the United States and other nations and learn about differing cultures and lifestyles. Georgia Rotarians believe “Peace is Possible” and through GRSP promote international goodwill through the bonds of friendship and understanding.For more information visit www.GRSP.org.