Home country: Italy
Arrives: July 2019
Sara will be almost 17 when she arrives in New Zealand for her year long exchange. She is from a small village located between the mountains and a lake, where she lives with her parents and younger brother. She attends a school on the other side of the lake therefore she travels to school every day by ferry.
In her free time, Sara likes reading crime and adventure novels, listening to pop and rock music, attending concerts of her favourite artists, and she especially loves cooking. She would love to teach her host family her Italian cooking secrets and in return learn about New Zealand's food and traditions.
Sara loves mountains and everything related to them - mountaineering, climbing, skiing etc. She also loves camping and horse riding. Sara has participated in charity events especially for the Alzheimer's organisation her grandfather is heavily involved in.
Sara has travelled to many other countries including Cape Verde, Tunisia, Canada, Japan, Thailand, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Nederland, Iceland, Norway, Poland and Spain. She has a passion for travelling and discovering new cultures. Her family have also hosted exchange students and Sara has gone on two short term exchanges previously.
Sara has chosen to come to New Zealand as she wanted to experience a country that is far from home and also for the importance of sports in our country, she can not wait to try all the different sports we have to offer.