Learn About Rotary International Youth Exchange – Oct. 24

Informational Meeting: Wednesday, October 24, 6pm
Coronado Middle School, Granzer Hall, 550 F Avenue

Would your teen like to travel or live abroad? Some 7,000 students annually participate in the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program, truly an affordable opportunity! As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, your child will spend anywhere from a few weeks in the summer to a full academic year living with a host family overseas. They will experience life in another country, they may learn a new language, and they will grow as individuals while returning to our community with a broader view of the world and a deeper understanding of cultures as well as themselves.

Interested students and parents are invited to learn more about the 2019 exchange opportunities:

  1. Long-term exchanges – last for an academic year, during which the student lives with more than one host family and attends school in the host country.
  2. Short-term exchanges – live with a host family overseas who has a teen your age and then he/she will come to your home and stay with your family for a few weeks (or reverse order).
  3. International Summer Youth Camps – two to four weeks in length, bringing together students from many countries in an overseas location, and you will be the only American!

Student Selection: Rotary Club of Coronado is required to screen interested applicants (age 15-18; summer camps allow students up to the age of 25 and you may be up to 18 1⁄2 to start the long-term exchange if you choose to do so after US high school graduation) through completion of a detailed application and interviews based on the following criteria: scholastic record and age, linguistic ability (not necessary for summer camps), involvement with incoming exchange students and community involvement as a potential cultural ambassador.

Learn more at the 2019 Informational Meeting:
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 6pm

Coronado Middle School, Granzer Hall, 550 F Avenue
Kindly RSVP to coronadorotaryexchange@gmail.com

 

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Related information: Rotary Youth Exchange Travel Abroad 2018

exchange students
Laura Valades (CHS class of 2019) and exchange students in her area of Italy during the 2017-2018 school year.

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com