Youth Exchange: Building Global Friendships (Aired on AM on June 7 & on FM June 9, 2013)

Standing: Outbound Students. Adults L to R: co-host substitute Dave Kruger, Outbound Co-Dir. Betty Djerf, Outbound Dir. Donna Bemiss, co-host Sarah O’Connell, YEX Chair David Greenwood. Kneeling: Inbound Students. Adult: Inbound Dir. Nan Greenwood.

Standing: Outbound Students. Adults L to R: co-host substitute Dave Kruger, Outbound Co-Dir. Betty Djerf, Outbound Dir. Donna Bemiss, co-host Sarah O’Connell, YEX Chair David Greenwood. Kneeling: Inbound Students. Adult: Inbound Dir. Nan Greenwood.

 

Loads of fun at this on-site interview with two sets of high school Rotary Youth Exchange students: Inbound students from all over the world who have spent a year in the Hudson Valley and Outbound Hudson Valley students who will be leaving to spend a year abroad. The students are endearing, charming, and at times very funny. Inbound students describe the foods they enjoyed (for example—the Thailand student’s favorite is lasagna), the difference in schooling here and at home, and what they learned from their experiences. Outbound students describe why they decided to participate in an exchange program and what they hope to learn.

 

 

Learn More:
Rotary District 7210’s Youth Exchange Program
Rotary International’s Youth Exchange

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