Youth Exchange: A Unique Opportunity for Students (Aired on July 6, 2012)

L to R: Inbound Chair Nan Greenwood, Outbound Chair Donna Bemiss

L to R: Inbound Chair Nan Greenwood, Outbound Chair Donna Bemiss

Rotary International’s long-term Youth Exchange Program provides students ages 15-19 with the opportunity to live in a different country for a full school year. Enjoy this lively interview with current Inbound and next year’s outbound students participating under the direction of Rotary District 7210’s Inbound Co-Chairs Nan and David Greenwood and Outbound Chair Donna Bemiss. Inbound students describe their experiences–including their food preferences–living with Hudson Valley host families and attending local public schools. Outbound students discuss why they look forward to living abroad. Through Youth Exchange, which began in the 1920s, students learn firsthand about life in another country, planting the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding. Students applying for the program do not have to have family affiliated with Rotary.

Learn More:
Rotary Youth Exchange
Youth Exchange Handbook
 A Guide for Host Families of Inbound YE Students

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July 6, 2012 · Posted in Education, International Exchanges, Youth 
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