by Gunda Hardegen-Brunner
Published: December 30, 2014.
1975 - 1976
Mathilda, 16, thinks there must be more to life than going to school in a small Bavarian town. Her parents refuse to emigrate to some fascinating exotic place, so she gets organized to become an exchange student.
Rotary sends her to South Africa, a country she really doesn’t want to go to – apartheid and all – but it’s her only option.