How Do I Qualify?

How Do I Qualify?

Click on the Program Fees for the flat fee cost and payment schedule. How Long Does it Last? Students depart in the July-September period and return after the end of the academic year. Qualities Sought in Youth Exchange Participants above average academic qualifications good ambassadors for their town, for Rotary, and their country an inquiring mind and open to new experiences and cultural differences active in their community well adjusted, particularly in their family relationships Living Abroad Students in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program have the following obligations: Students accept the rules of the host Rotary Club and the host parents. Students are ambassadors and behave in a manner which will reflect credit on their family, community, country and Rotary. Download and follow the instructions carefully to complete the forms below and submit these to your local Rotary Club by the date indicated. Local Rotary Club interviews of the Student and parents occur in October, and after approval from that process, complete and submit the remaining forms with the registration fee. Note that some items required with the submission can take additional time to obtain eg birth certificate, school transcript, and if available passport.

Rules and Conditions of Exchange

The most powerful force in the promotion of international understanding and peace is exposure to different cultures. The world becomes a smaller, friendlier place when we learn that all people — regardless of nationality — desire the same basic things: a safe, comfortable environment that allows for a rich and satisfying life for our children and ourselves. The Rotary Youth Exchange Program provides thousands of young people with the opportunity to meet people from other lands and to experience their cultures.

This plants the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding. The first documented youth exchanges date back to when a Rotary Club in France initiated exchanges with other European students.

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The Rotary Youth Exchange program is open to enrolled students who are studying Year 9 or 10 this year and wish to do an exchange year next year. The date of departure is usually mid-January in each year. Please note that some countries may have different age of school study criteria. All applicants and their parents are interviewed by your local District Youth Exchange committee.

Successful applicants who progress through the initial interview are then asked to complete a more comprehensive final application. Your local Youth Exchange committee then nominates successful applicants to an overseas District committee for their consideration.


District is currently accepting applications from clubs and students wishing to support a student for a Long-Term Exchange i. Interviews for prospective outbound students for will be held in early December Date TBA. Completed student applications must be received at least 2 weeks prior to that date. Participating in a youth exchange is one of the most meaningful and inspiring activities a club can take on. Please let a member of the District Youth Exchange Committee know if you are interested in sponsoring a student on an Outbound Exchange or hosting a student from another country on an Inbound Exchange.

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What are the responsibilities of a host family? To accept the exchange student as a new member of your family. The student will be governed not only by the rules of the program but by the rules of your household. You are responsible for the safety of the exchange student as you are for your own children. These challenges and opportunities promise to enrich the lives of every member of the family. Responsibilities include:. Provide normal parental supervision and discipline.

Treat as own child: family activities, normal expenses, discipline, chores, TLC.

Statement from Rotary International

An “Inbound” is a high school student who has been selected by a sponsoring Rotary Club abroad to spend a year here. Most of the Inbounds in Rotary District arrive in late summer and stay until June the following year. You must plan on arriving into the Sacramento International Airport by the date shown on your guarantee from, usually in early- to mid-August. We will not accept any students after the start of the school year. You must make travel arrangements from your homeland directly to the Sacramento International Airport and have an unrestricted, open ticket allowing travel home at any time should that become necessary.

Because this is a cultural and educational exchange and you are acting as an ambassador from your country, we have found that visits by family during the exchange year disrupt the process.

Rotary Youth Exchange – Long-Term Exchange Program. Section F: Date of Birth (e.g., 25/Jan/) Signature of Host Club Youth Exchange Officer. Date.

Some rules are designed for safety; others are to help students integrate into their new country and culture. The illegal drinking of alcoholic beverages is expressly forbidden. Driving is a serious liability problem. Dating is a very difficult issue. Your host country, host club and EACH host family may have additional rules by which you must also abide.

These rules apply to all students everywhere in the world, including our USA Outbounds and our Inbound students from other countries. Common Sense Rules and Conditions of Exchange — Violations will result in a district review, restrictions, and a possible return home. Severe or consistent disregard for these rules will result in being returned home. Illegal drugs. Enough said! The student is not allowed to possess or use illegal drugs. Medicine prescribed by a physician is allowed.

Students who are of legal age should refrain. Stealing and fraud are prohibited.

Outbound Youth Exchange

Money raised will go toward adopting families for Christmas. The Rotary Club of Cincinnati-Eastside was chartered on April 5, and its nearly 50 members enjoy fellowship, service and education each Wednesday for a luncheon meeting at Ivy Hills Country Club. Prospective members are always welcome. Cincinnati Eastside Rotary members represent a wide range of business, non-profit and government leaders.

District Matching Point Program — still available.

Rotary Youth Exchange District | Nevada and California | Rotary Youth Exchange sponsors two “I consider the last six months of my life the best to date.

The most powerful force in the promotion of international understanding and peace is exposure to different cultures. The world becomes a smaller, friendlier place when we learn that all people regardless of nationality desire the same basic things: a safe, comfortable, environment that allows for a rich and satisfying life for our children and ourselves.

The programme provides Clubs with opportunity to host an overseas secondary school student aged between 16 and 18 for a year to experience life and culture in a foreign country to further their education and personal development. While not a direct exchange clubs can also provide the same opportunity for a Kiwi student to travel overseas for twelve months. Students arriving in New Zealand generally commence the exchange in July. Clubs will need host families and a counsellor to advise and support the student during their stay.

Kiwi students leave in January for their twelve month exchanges. They need a local District club to assess and sponsor them. This has very limited financial implications for orientation and uniform, but does require that the club appoint a NZ counsellor and to support the student. Without question this programme not only creates friendships between students, hosts and clubs lasting a lifetime, but also enables young men and women to realize their potential and start them on a journey for roles as Rotarians and community leaders.

Visit the District Youth Exchange Website. If you have any qestions about these forms, contact our District Police Liaison Officer:. Rotary International Student Exchange The most powerful force in the promotion of international understanding and peace is exposure to different cultures. John O’Connell.

Rotary Youth Exchange

Each year thousands of young people worldwide are given an opportunity to experience the cultures and accomplishments of people in other countries. During your exchange, you will grow considerably in self-confidence, tolerance and self-reliance. You will have to adapt to unfamiliar and different surroundings and ways of life that are different from home. For some this will be the first extended period of separation from their family. To live away from home for the 50 weeks duration of the exchange is a demanding yet rewarding experience.

Contact an Orono Rotary Youth Exchange Committee Member (mostly July or August) – Depart for exchange country – exact date varies by country.

Exchange students will gain lifelong advantages through an expanded world view and greater appreciation of the world. The availability of countries varies from year to year. There is no guarantee that of a place in your chosen country — it is at the discretion of the District Committee. You must be an Australian citizen to participate in the program. Ideally you will be an enthusiastic outgoing individual who can capably act as a good ambassador for Australia within the international environment, capable of adjusting to new and strange conditions.

Participants are selected solely on merit; sons and daughters of Rotarians are eligible to participate but receive no special preference in selection. Students going abroad and their parents are required to sign a Guarantee form and a Code of Conduct to accept the conditions of the Exchange. Students participating in the program will depart in January and return in January of the following year. Applications close in March each year for exchange in the following year.

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