Do you know a young adventurer who would benefit from a year abroad where they would learn about and experience another culture?
The Rotary Youth Exchange Program is looking for students to advance international understanding, goodwill, and peace through international high school exchange.
“The incredible adventure you go on as you turn a completely foreign country into a place to call home is one of the most rewarding experiences I can think of,” shared Danielle McKenney, a local 2015-2016 student who went on exchange to Germany.
A Rotary Youth Exchange student will be an ambassador of his or her country and city, sponsoring Rotary Club and school. They will share their culture, language and country with fellow students, host families, and new friends.
This year’s information session for parents and candidates will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 6:00 in the Russ Ramsay Room at City Hall.
The deadline for submitting preliminary applications is Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 4:00 PM at the Rotary office, 364 Queen St E. A printable form as well as an online form can be found at: http://rotarysault.com/international-service/youth-exchange/
Students that are accepted into the program will attend four District sponsored week-end conferences to prepare them for their year abroad. “Outbound” students will depart for their assigned country in either July or August for approximately eleven months.
For more information please contact, Nilah Moss of the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie, ph. 705-945-1279, or email marketing @ rotarysault.com