Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Bon Voyage, Lauren; Year 9 Girl Jets off to France to Taste Delights as Exchange Student

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Bon Voyage, Lauren; Year 9 Girl Jets off to France to Taste Delights as Exchange Student

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YEAR 9 student, Lauren Cook will say C[pounds sterling]au revoirC[yen] to fellow students at Tannum Sands State High School as she jets off to spend 12 months as an exchange student in France.

This comes at a time when Tannum High is desperately calling for parents to consider taking in an exchange student who wants to experience life as an Australian.

Lauren will stay with a family in Albi who have a daughter, Camille, also the same age as Lauren and a son, Guilliam, 12.

Lauren will attend a private school and said she was most excited about the different kinds of food to try.

C[pounds sterling]But I am definitely not eating snails,C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]Camille and I have been emailing weekly and getting to know one another and she seems really nice.

C[pounds sterling]Their father is a retired soldier and a nuclear physicist, whilst her mum looks after the family.C[yen]

Lauren will live with the family for a year, returning to finish her senior years of study at Tannum High at the end of 2012. …

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