American exchange student heads home after spending a year in the Eurobodalla

HOME TIME: American exchange student Corey Powers leaves on Tuesday July 8 after spending a year in the Eurobodalla LEARNING to surf and becoming an honourary prefect at Moruya High School were just two of the things American exchange student Corey Powers achieved during his year on the South Coast.

Seventeen-year-old Corey from Connecticut came to Moruya on a Rotary International exchange to “see what Australia was like”.

After spending a year in the Eurobodalla, Cory travelled 26 hours home on Tuesday June 8.

Duringhis stay, Corey became a part of the Broulee Runners, learned to surf, helped start up Rotary Interact at Moruya High School and made it to the regional level of school cross-country.

“I loved being a part of Broulee runners,” Corey said.

“At home I am part of my schools’ cross-country track and athletics team so it allowed me to keep training.”

During his time at Moruya High School, Corey made lots of friends and built a strong bond with fellow class mate and “host-brother” Will Scobie.

“Saying goodbye to Will was hard, there were a few tears,” Corey admitted.

“I feel like I’m a part of the community.

“I will definitely be back soon.”

Corey said the highlight of his year in Australia was travelling to Uluru with the other exchange students from the South Coast and Sydney as part of a Rotary excursion.

“Walking around Uluru on sunrise was amazing,” he said.

“It was beautiful.”

Although he achieved much and enjoyed his time in Australia, it wasn’t all smooth sailing.

Corey said the hardest part about his exchange was not being at Thanksgiving in November when his grandfather was sick.

“I haven’t really been home sick but not being there for my grandfather was hard,” he said.

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