Rachel Andresen

Rachel Andresen (April 8, 1907 – November 3, 1988) was the founder of Youth For Understanding (YFU), a non-profit organization dedicated to international exchanges of high-school students.wikipedia
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Youth For Understanding

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Rachel Andresen (April 8, 1907 – November 3, 1988) was the founder of Youth For Understanding (YFU), a non-profit organization dedicated to international exchanges of high-school students.
Youth for Understanding was founded by Rachel Andresen.

Michigan Women's Hall of Fame

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In 1991, she was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.

Harvard Classics

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By the time Andresen was fourteen, she had read and consumed the Harvard Classics and the entire works of Shakespeare, which her father encouraged her to read.

William Shakespeare

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By the time Andresen was fourteen, she had read and consumed the Harvard Classics and the entire works of Shakespeare, which her father encouraged her to read.

Bachelor of Fine Arts

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Andresen attended the Detroit Conservatory of Music and received a BFA in music.

University of Michigan

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After Andresen and Rose were married, she helped to support their income by giving piano lessons while he attended the University of Michigan.

Encephalitis

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Rose died in the encephalitis epidemic of 1934, at the height of the Great Depression.

Master of Social Work

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She decided to study social work, and received her MSW (Master's in Social Work) in a year and a half.

YWCA

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Andresen began her work with the YWCA in Detroit and also became the director of Camp Talahi.

South Lyon, Michigan

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In 1942 she purchased a large farm house on 82 acres near South Lyon, Michigan; this would become known as Pinebrook.

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Andresen was approached by the Ann Arbor Rotarians to set up an exchange student program in 1951 to help bridge the enormous rift of post-war hatred.

Rotary International

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Andresen was approached by the Ann Arbor Rotarians to set up an exchange student program in 1951 to help bridge the enormous rift of post-war hatred.

Gilley's Dallas

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When she was 78 she even rode the mechanical bull at Gilley's Club, wearing a cowboy hat, while visiting her eldest son.