En milsvid skillnad
Som utbytesstudent inom Rotary bor du ett år hos olika värdfamiljer och går i skolan i ett annat land än ditt eget.
Med Rotarys program för långtids- och korttidsutbyten får du lära dig hur man lever i ett nytt land, kanske också ett nytt språk och en hel del om dig själv. Du blir ungdomsambassadör och berättar om ditt hemland, din kultur och dina idéer för människor du möter. Du kan bidra till att göra världen lite mindre främmande och samtidigt få goda vänner.
For over 75 years, students and host families have broadened their horizons through Rotary Youth Exchange. More than 80 countries and over 8,000 students each year participate in the program, which is administered at the regional level by Rotary districts and at the local level by Rotary clubs.
Rotary clubs are made up of volunteers who are involved in community service, emphasize high ethical standards, and work toward peace and understanding in the world. Over 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 32,000 clubs create the extensive network that provides support for Youth Exchange.
A commitment to youth
Rotary maintains a strong connection to youth and young adults. Besides Youth Exchange, Rotary clubs sponsor youth service clubs such as Interact , Rotaract , and RYLA and offer career development and mentoring programs.
Rotary is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all participants in its programs, including Youth Exchange.
Rotary club volunteers administer the program at the local level, which helps keep costs low for students and their families. These volunteers often offer years of experience with students, host families, and fellow Rotarians who are involved in the program.
“What a wonderful opportunity I was given, from both the Rotary club and my family, to spread my wings, taste the culture, and live the life.”
– U.S. exchange student to Australia
Find out what countries participate by contacting Rotarians or the Youth Exchange chair in your area.
For more information, read the following resources:
Subscribe to the e-newsletter
The Rotary Youth Exchange Newsletter bi-monthly e-newsletter provides information and updates on Youth Exchange events and resources. It’s intended for all Youth Exchange officers and interested Rotarians.