Rotary Youth Exchange Program

Applying for 2018-2019 school year abroad

Important Dates:
 
NOTE: The Wooster Rotary Club is in the process of finalizing dates and location for meetings and deadlines for the 2018-19 year abroad application process. For those who express interest using THIS LINK, you will be on our mailing list an receive emails with appropriate updates regarding the process.
 
In general, this is the timeline of events (exact dates and locations will be announced soon):
 
  • September 2017 - An informational meeting will be held in Wooster for all interested students and parents. From this meeting, interested students will begin the application process with our assistance.
     
  • October 2017 -- Online applications must be finalized and submitted by this time.
     
  • November 2017  -- Local interviews of students and parents who have completed the online application. Interview times will be by appointment.
     
  • Early December 2017 -- District interviews of students and parents who have completed the online application and who have been approved through the local interviews. Interview times will be by appointment.
     
  • End of December 2017 -- Students notified of their acceptance status into the program for the 2018-2019 exchange year.
     
  • January through May 2018 --  Monthly overnight sessions hosted by various clubs throughout the district. All of these overnight sessions are mandatory for students accepted into the program for the 2018-2019 exchange year.
Application
 
CLICK HERE to begin the official on-line application process ONLY AFTER you have first completed our interest form AND attended our September information meeting.
 
 
 

 


 

Every year more than 7000 students learn about the world in a unique manner. Instead of studying the culture, history and accomplishments of a society in school, they immerse themselves in the day-to-day life of the country. They live the culture and gain a deeper understanding of both themselves and the world.
 
As these young people become adults, many become leaders in their communities and bring the benefits of their world-view to these positions. As a result the Rotary Exchange program is a powerful force in the promotion of tolerance and peace throughout the world.
 
Rotary Youth Exchange Program is open to any student with good character and academic performance. Rotary seeks mature students in good academic standing who are involved in their school and community. Most students choose to participate after graduation although the exchange program is open to students between the age of 15 and 18½ at the time of exchange (generally mid-August). The exchange program is for one full year.
 
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