Francesca Brunetti, this year’s Dunwoody Rotary Club Youth Exchange student, recently shared some of the highlights of her life in Agugliano, Italy, with club members. 

Agugliano, a town of 4,000 boasts it has the best gelato in Italy, she said.  

The middle daughter of engineers, Brunetti said she loves the calculus and physics courses she is taking as a junior at Dunwoody High School. She also enjoys U.S. history and art, courses not available to her at the science-based high school she attends in Italy.  

She has performed synchronized swimming for seven years and has played the flute for nine years. 

One of her passions, she said, is cooking, which she says is the best way to share cultures. Accordingly, she has made purchases at the 48th Street Market in Dunwoody for specialty items to prepare authentic pasta, pizza and tiramisu for her host family. 

Rotary Exchange students live with three host families, approximately 95 days each. Her first host mom, Sarah Borcherding, attended the meeting, as did several members of the Dunwoody Interact Club, which is the high school adjunct for Rotary.

Rotary is accepting applications for outbound students now. Those interested should visit for information.

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