The recipient of the 2011 Ella Olesen Scholarship is looking forward to expanding her horizons in the next academic year.
Twenty-year-old english literature undergraduate Jennie Mitchell will spend a year at the University of Idaho from the summer.
American college degrees are a lot more diverse than British ones and Jennie says she is spoilt for choice when it comes to what's on offer (play audio file):
Jennie will be the first Ella Olesen Scholarship recipient who won't initially stay with Phyllis and Duane LeTourneau, or Granny and Grandpa Idaho, as they are known.
They have opened their homes to the Manx girls for years, but their age and ill health mean someone else will be looking after Jennie when she first arrives in the United States.