SHORT-TERM EXCHANGE PROGRAM
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The Rotary Summer Exchange Program is a short term summer exchange between families, facilitated by Rotary Clubs at each end of the exchange. The student lives with an international student’s family for four weeks then both students return to the US where the international student lives with the student’s family for a similar time. (In some cases, the international student travels first. (It's a flexible program that we can help customize so that it works for our participating families.) Each student spend four weeks in the others' country.
We are seeking students and parents/families as a team who are enthusiastic about committing their summer to an international exchange experience! This popular program provides an immersive, home-stay based exchange without the academic component -- it's an amazing international, cultural exchange in a compact period of time.
The summer exchanges we organize are primarily European. Their school calendar matches up with ours better than most other areas in the world and we have excellent Rotary partners in Italy, Chile, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, Holland, Italy, Germany, Spain, and other countries that we can depend on to help us find great students and families to participate in this unique "international summer".
Marilyn Edlund is the Summer exchange Coordinator. She can be reached at email@example.com
You must be between 15 1/2 and 18 1/2 years old at the time of the exchange.
The first step is to apply for the exchange using the link provided.
Applications are due before October 30th, 2023. Students and families will be interviewed by local clubs by November 30th, 2023. District level interviews will take place between December 1st and 15th, 2023. Rotary will match students and families from January through April of 2024. Final send off/ outbound orientation will take place in May.
The cost of the program is a $500.00 administration fee plus round trip airfare to the host country.
Air travel must be arranged through the Rotary endorsed travel agent, "It's Your World, Travel".
If you're accepted, you will be asked to fill out a choice of country form. Right now, we offer exchanges in Europe, Asia, Scandinavia, and South America.