Representing the Boston Rotary Club, Alissa Bilfield was awarded a Cultural Ambassador Scholarship to Study Spanish in Venezuela for three months. Alissa plans to live in the Andean town of Merida, which is in the eastern part of the country. The town of Merida hosts one of various Rotary Clubs in Venezuela.  In addition to studying Spanish and connecting with the local Rotary club and community, Alissa also hopes to become involved in a voluntary capacity in some of the environmental issues affecting the region.