Scottsdale club accepts applications for Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange

South Central Rotary Youth Exchange members perform with Rotarians Steven Selvick and Jerry Mills at the 2011 Rotary International Convention in  New Orleans, Louisiana.

Students who have ever considered living and studying abroad and pursuing a unique experience to help prepare for college are encouraged to contact the Rotary Club of Scottsdale and inquire about becoming a Rotary International Youth Exchange Student.

Rotary Exchange Students spend the year living in an overseas city with a host family and attending school. It is a chance to travel and see the world, experience another culture, master a new language, and return home having had a life changing experience.

Rotary Youth Exchange

A recent returning Rotary International Youth Exchange student stated: “My exchange was one of the best years of my life! I got to have a second family, travel to another part of the world, make lifelong friends from several different countries, and go on countless adventures. Exchange is without a doubt an opportunity that I think everyone should take advantage of!”

The Rotary Club of Scottsdale is currently accepting applications for Rotary International Youth Exchange 2016-17. Seniors, juniors and sophomores attending Scottsdale area high schools are eligible.

During the 2016-17 academic school year, students are eligible to study abroad in Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Japan and Brazil.

Applications, due Sept. 30, are available online.

The club is also currently looking for host homes — near Chaparral High School — for in-bound exchange student to spend three months of his/her exchange year.

Contact youthexchange@scottsdalerotary.org for an application or for home hosting information and/or for more information about the program.

For more information about Rotary Club of Scottsdale, visit www.scottsdalerotary.org.

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