Youth Exchange – Rosie Burdick

After Rosie Burdick’s high school graduation in 2018, she dashed off to Trentino to represent our club in the youth exchange program. She stayed with the family of Arianna Patton in Trento. Arianna is currently studying architecture in Innsbruck. Rosie’s mother, Kate Disney, participated in the same program back in 1987. At the time there was no home stay. Kate stayed in a school dormitory near Trento. Later the summer of 2018, it was Rosie’s turn to host Arianna here in California. The family took Arianna on a trip to the Grand Canyon, Zion and Las Vegas, amongst other places. The family also organized a party at their home with members of our club, including Rosie’s grandmother, Olga Degiorgio Disney. Olga’s parents were from Spera in the Valsugana. Olga still has a good mastery of Italian and the Trentino dialect. Rosie is majoring in public health at Chico State.

Rosie Burdick with her Trentina exchange
partner Arianna Patton at the Grand Canyon