Summer Youth Exchange Is Looking for Students!
Do your kids, your grandkids, or a family friend have an interest in foreign travel next summer?
Each year, local Rotary districts and clubs worldwide arrange thousands of international Youth Exchanges for high school-aged students. A primary goal of the program is to foster world understanding by way of intercultural exchanges. Short-term summer exchanges average 3-4 weeks in each country. They take place when school is not in session and involve a stay with a host family. Every year approximately 7,000 student,, ages 15 to 19, go abroad under the auspices of the Rotary Youth Exchange program.
The increased self awareness and global prospective students derive from the experience would not be possible without the commitment of the many volunteer host families and the dedication of those Rotarians who serve as Youth Exchange officers. In fact, this commitment and enthusiasm is transferred to many exchange students who continue their involvement after their exchange as members of ROTEX.
As a Rotary Youth Exchange summer student, you will spend 3-4 weeks living with a host family in a country other than your own. You may learn a new language, and you will learn a new way of living and a great deal about yourself. But, there’s more! While you are busy learning, the people you meet will be learning as well – about your country, your culture, and your ideas. You will be a young ambassador. You will be helping to bring the world closer together – and you’ll be making good friends in the process.
If you are ready for the challenge and the rewards of living in another land as an exchange student, then you are ready to discover new worlds through Rotary’s Youth Exchange program.
Countries we may exchange with are Germany, France, Holland, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Turkey, Mexico, and Denmark. If there’s a country you have in mind, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.
If you are interested in becoming a Rotary Youth Exchange Summer Student please contact Jemal Idris at email@example.com, or begin the process by submitting the:>> Preliminary Application for Outbound Students