District 9820 Youth Exchange

January sees 16 student from our district embark on a life changing 12 months.  
Work has begun for the 2018 youth exchange program.  We have received notification from the Youth Exchange chairman asking for expressions of interest from clubs who may be considering sponsoring a student.

Youth Exchange offers:

Exposure to different cultures ranks as one of the most powerful ways to promote international understanding and peace. The Rotary Youth Exchange program provides thousands of young students with the opportunity to meet people from other countries and to experience new cultures, planting the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding.

The program offers numerous benefits to its young participants and their Rotarian hosts and mentors, as well as to the community at large. Through Youth Exchange, students learn firsthand about all aspects of life in another country.  As their concept of the world expands, they mature and develop a deeper understanding of themselves.  Immersion in another country’s educational system enhances their academic and personal growth.  Host clubs and families and the entire community are enriched by extended, friendly contact with someone from a different culture
Our club has previously been involved with Youth Exchange, perhaps we have the opportunity to do so again?