Claire Moll joined the Shelbyville Rotary Club at their August 22 meeting, sharing her experiences from a five week long internship to Oaxaca, Mexico (pronounced wä -'hä -kä). She went on the internship this summer, during a break from her studies in Spanish, International Studies and Political Science at St. Louis University.
Claire was part of a team sponsored by Pro World volunteers. Oaxaca is in southern Mexico and is a city the size of St. Louis. The particular area she was working in was built over a former garbage dump and was complete with the smells that went along with it. She said culturally it was much different and that the host family she stayed with was very close knit. During her stay it was the rainy season and temperatures were in the 70s and 80s and there was no air conditioning available.