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Posted on Apr 29, 2015

This week as part of the Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania’s Study Tour Program, Angharad Thomas, 24 of Wrexham in Wales arrives in Tasmania for a six week adventure around the state with members of Rural Youth.

 Miss Thomas is a member of the Young Farmers Organisation in Wales and works as an Environmental Health Office at home. She will arrive in Hobart, spending her first four days in Kingston with members of the Kingborough Huon Rural Youth Club before heading to Carrick to help members of Rural Youth run their flagship event, AGFEST Field Days on May 7,8 & 9. Here, she will help in a wide range of activities including parking of cars and in the Rural Youth Feature Tent, the location in which members of the public can seek information about the Organisation and the clubs and activities that the organisation is involved in and organises.

 From here, Angharad will continue her travels in the states north and midlands, spending time on dairy and sheep farms, in locations including Longford and Oatlands. From here, she will be returning to the south in June for a jam packed final week of visiting tourist locations in around the beautiful south.

 In her biography released to host families, Thomas shows excitement to visit some of the state’s most well-known tourist spots  “A few things I would love to see are ‘The Nut’ at Stanley, Wineglass Bay and Port Arthur”

Whilst she also shows a strong desire to get to know the locals and experience a Tasmanian way of life, “I would than grateful to see and experience anything that my host families suggest”

Former Rural Youth State President and Exchange host Simone Hayers, says this is an exciting time for the whole organisation, “The study tours program gives members the opportunity to show off both their homes and workplaces, but to also show off this great state to international visitors.”

 The Hayers family has been involved with the Rural Youth exchange program for the past 6 years and Miss Hayers adds, “The friendships made between families across the world through the program last eternally, especially in this day and age where worldwide communication is so easy.”

 Every year as part of the Rural Youth Study Tours program, members of the Organisation host Exchangees from all around the world for periods of up to 3 months. As part of the program, members are also invited to attend a selection day in which they have the chance to win study tours for up to 6 months to countries including Canada, America, the UK and Switzerland as well as many locations and events inside Australia.

 Last week, Rural Youth State President flew to the UK as part of the program, where she will spend time in England and Wales. For more information on this program and ways in which to get involved with Rural Youth and AGFEST Field Days, visit