Rotary Youth 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.
Youth exchange provides thousands of young people with the opportunity to meet people from other lands and to experience their cultures by living within the family unit in a foreign country. This plants the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding.
The Rotary Youth Exchange program allows students of secondary school age to engage in study and travel for one academic year or less in an overseas country while exchanging with a student of that country. It is this reciprocity, both in hosting and schooling resources, that enables the program to continue.
Outbound – An opportunity for students completing secondary schooling to travel to other parts of the world to study for up to one year in an entirely different environment. The impact on future international relations is incalculable, however, the impact on the lives of those students fortunate to participate is most evident. Those young people are the potential leaders in their future community, playing a vital role in the shaping of tomorrow’s world.
Inbound – An opportunity for students from other parts of the world to study for up to one year in our District. The impact on future international relations is incalculable, however, the impact on the lives of those students fortunate to participate is most evident.