The Light - An Alumni Publication Winter 2014/2015 - Page 24

FACES OF YFU CAITLYNN UPTON “I never thought that a boring trip to Parliament in Germany would shape my career path, but life has a way of throwing you curveballs.... My exchange year in Germany helped me to not only gain a voice for myself, but also a political voice – all thanks to that “boring” parliament session in Berlin.” Read More ► YFU Program: Germany, CBYX, 2012 Occupation: Student Education: Warren Mott HS, Warren, MI Home: East Lansing, MI Michigan State University, currently studying Social Relations & Policy BOBBY PETRINI “At the time I received my letter of acceptance to the YFU Program in spring of 2000, I couldn’t possibly think past what an amazing summer lay ahead of me. Fast forward 15 years later, and I’ve just returned home after spending the better part of August and September traveling across Europe with my best Italian friend from high school.” Read More ► YFU Program: Italy, 2000 Home: San Francisco, CA Education: Occupation: Security Account Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep, San Francisco, CA Manager; Cisco Santa Clara University, BS Finance minor in Italian and International Business MAKE A LONG TERM IMPACT HOST FOR A SHORT TERM YFUUSA.ORG/HOST 24 | The Light YFU Three week hosting opportunities for incoming students from China, Germany and more available in the Boston, MA; Denver, CO; Seattle, WA; St. Louis, MO and Washington, DC metro areas. •