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  • South Central Rotary Youth Exchange
    counselor and you don t know a local Rotarian or if you d like help in this task you can certainly complete our inquiry form We will follow up with you or refer you to someone in your area to get you on the right track Once you ve decided to go ahead with it you need to complete the full application We recommend that you use the on line

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  • South Central Rotary Youth Exchange
    s airfare insurance and other travel expenses Other exchange programs cost from 7000 10 000 for a long term exchange And it is estimated that if the student paid for all the expenses for a cultural study year in another country it would cost between 8 000 to 10 000 or more So essentially the Rotary Youth Exchange Program is a scholarship that covers the majority of the cost of a year living and studying abroad The cost of the long term program varies by Rotary district Therefore you need to contact a member of a Rotary club in your area a representative of your local district click here to find your Rotary District or email for details about the costs In general the cost will be approximately of other programs In the Long Term Program Rotary exchange students are provided with a monthly allowance from their host Rotary club This is usually the equivalent of between 50 and 100 US but may vary by location If you want or need spending money beyond that it is up to you and your parents to provide it Of course you do not have to pay for room and board school fees

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  • South Central Rotary Youth Exchange
    way to softening the impact of the workload your presence in the household inevitably creates Express interest in your host family the town and its history and any local sights Be a serious student you are a student not a tourist Take school seriously Do your homework Participate in class as much as possible Remember that you are an extra burden on your teachers Express appreciation for their understanding and assistance Join appropriate school activities clubs and groups Try to imprint yourself in the collective school memory as having made a positive contribution through your presence Establish good relations with your host Rotary Club Meet and cultivate your Rotary Counselor He she can open doors for you solve problems and contribute to enriching your exchange experience Attend as many Rotary meetings and functions as possible or allowed Respond positively to invitations to speak to your host Rotary Clubs and other organizations Respond positively to invitations from Rotarians Make clear your appreciation of their sponsorship Understand and appreciate the host country s culture and values Learn before you go as much as possible geography history political system educational system cultural artifacts and achievements Question your hosts on these subjects Learn the language and work as hard as necessary to do so Enthusiastically view whatever they want to proudly show you Fit in gracefully to adult as well as peer social situations Reflect and communicate your country s culture and values Learn before you go as in 4a above Answer all questions to the extent you can Be honest but not confrontational Acknowledge deficiencies but put them in perspective in relation to what has been done is being done and what it is possible to hope to achieve Show pride in your country but don t be prideful Don t try to

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  • South Central Rotary Youth Exchange
    Long Term Exchange Short Term Exchange Inquiry Form What if we just want to host an inbound student Rotary Clubs are always looking for potential host families If you d like to enrich your family s experience by bringing in a Rotary exchange student contact your local Rotary Club a representative of your local district find your Rotary District or complete our inquiry form And thanks so much for your

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  • South Central Rotary Youth Exchange
    exchange student as a new member of your family The student will be governed not only by the rules of the program but by the rules of your household You are responsible for the safety of the exchange student the same as for your own children Although you might become a bit more of the soccer mom or dad for normal everyday activities it is not your responsibility to act

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  • South Central Rotary Youth Exchange
    be a Rotary exchange student The Rotary Youth Exchange program is open to high school students or those who have just graduated Students must be between the ages of 15 and 19 on departure Students younger than 16 or older than 18 will have a more narrow list of countries to which they can exchange due to age restrictions The program is open to children of Rotarians and non Rotarians

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  • South Central Rotary Youth Exchange
    s short term exchange program usually takes place during the summer and brings together paired families from different countries Typically you would spend 3 4 weeks overseas with a family that has a son or daughter of approximately the same age If your exchange is to a country in the southern hemisphere you may have the opportunity for your visit to be up to 6 8 weeks And then you and your new host sibling would come back to the US for a similar period of time with your family For exchanges to the southern hemisphere our students typically host during the summer months of those countries i e January February The order can be reversed with the foreign student coming here first This will depend upon the country involved and what works best for the families The short term program does not generally include school attendance and instead provides its educational experiences through exposure to a new language and culture Sometimes your exchange will provide an opportunity to spend a few days in school while you are abroad either at its start or end Such an opportunity serves to expand your exchange experience Naturally the friendships that develop often

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  • South Central Rotary Youth Exchange
    The program is cultural in nature but is also for a short period of time Many countries throughout the world teach English as a second language and most participating students are quite proficient in it If you have taken a foreign language in high school and elect to visit a country that speaks that language you will be able to gain some conversational ability Most students do not find language

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