Hello, my name is Beck Kinerk. I am 16 years old and about to enter my junior year of high school at Veritas Preparatory Academy. This summer, I was lucky enough to be selected for Phoenix Sister Cities’ 2017 Youth Ambassador Exchange Program. This program will send me to Catania, Italy for three weeks to live with an Italian my age and then bring my Italian counterpart to Phoenix for three weeks. The goal of this blog is to document my feelings, thoughts, and observations while in Catania. Thank you for viewing and I hope you enjoy my blog.