WHAT IS A ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE?

Information Session-Thurs. Nov 7th, 2019 @ 6:30 P.M.

Interviews-Wed. Nov. 13th, 2019 @ 6:30 P.M.

Otonabee Inn Best Western

84 Lansdowne St E. Peterborough

Rotary Youth Exchange is a study-abroad opportunity for young people who spend from ten to eleven months as an international student hosted by local Rotary clubs and host families in the destination country. During their exchange students have the opportunity to go on local, regional and multi country tours.
Are you interested in learning a new language or meeting new people or having life-long friends?
Rotary Youth Exchange is The Opportunity of a Lifetime for the more than 8,000 students worldwide, who participate each annually. By sharing their own culture and embracing a new one, exchange students help foster global understanding and learn a great deal about themselves in the process.
IS AN EXCHANGE RIGHT FOR ME?
Exchanges are for students ages 15-17 who are Canadian Citizens:

IS AN EXCHANGE RIGHT FOR ME?

Exchanges are for students ages 15-17 who are Canadian Citizens:

• Have demonstrated leadership in their school and community, who achieve good grades.
• Are flexible, tolerant and willing to face challenges and personal growth opportunities.
• Are open to cultural differences & willing learning a new language and expertence life in a foreign country.
• Can proudly serve as an ambassador for Canada, their sponsoring Rotary Club, their family and themselves.

WHEN DOES MY EXCHANGE BEGIN?

Your exchange will mirror the school year. Departure will be the middle to late August 2020 to allow the student to settle into their accommodation before school starts. Return date can be flexible depending on
travel plans after exchange and dependent upon country specific VISA requirements for exit. Most students return home early to mid July 2021.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Local Rotary clubs generously sponsor a portion of the students’ investment in the exchange experience. The student and their family may invest between $4,000 and $6,000 during the exchange year, which many
parents have noted, is offset by the cost savings of having their teenager at home in the family setting for the same period of time (ie. food, sports, music, gas etc). Participants are generally responsible for an initial flat fee to their sponsortng District, that covers the student Air Fare, Canadian Jackets (Red); 4 pre & post exchange district events, international insurance and VISA’s (if required). Each Rotary District handles the finances slightly differently, and therefore, this will be outlined in the Orientation meeting. While on exchange, participants are responsible for their own spending money and any additional travel and tour opportunities. (ie. Euro Tour; school trips). Incidentals are also at the discretion of the family/student.