Luisa Bocconcelli, Woods Hole resident, has returned home after spending the school year as a student ambassador in Morocco. She will talk about her experience, and show slides of this exotic North African country.
Luisa, daughter of WHOI scientists Alessandro Bocconcelli and Laela Sayigh, and student at Falmouth Academy, has traveled extensively in her short life, visiting her family in Italy almost every year, and spending 1/2 of her 10 th grade year in Spain. As her senior year drew closer, Luisa looked for something that would push her limits and take her to new horizons. She was accepted into the competitive US State Department’s Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program, which was created after September 11, 2001 (by senators Edward Kennedy and Richard Lugar) in an effort to increase cultural exchange and awareness with predominantly Muslim countries.
This talk is free and open to the public. The audience is asked to enter through the Library’s lower door, which is handicapped accessible. For any questions, call the Library at 508-548-8961.