Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)
 
Secondary School Students aged 15 and under 18 at the start of the exchange
 
Purpose:
 
The opportunity of a lifetime! Rotary Youth Exchange offers a 12-month overseas exchange (January to January) with the opportunity to participate in the family, academic and community life of another country. The programme’s goals are to develop international goodwill and understanding and to ensure the growth and personal development of participants.
 
Applicants must be aged between 15 and 18 in the January of departure on exchange and will attend a high school in that other country. Local Rotary Clubs will also call for applications, conduct initial screening interviews and forward chosen applicants to the District committee which conducts the selection process and administers exchanges in compliance with Rotary International procedures. Your family can also have the opportunity to host an overseas student for 3 months as part of the reciprocal hosting of overseas students – have the world come to your place!
 
Website: http://youthexchange.org.nz/ to find out more information, contact us with questions or to apply for an exchange.
 
Timeline:
 
Outbound student applications close 30 April for following January departure.
Club applications to host inbound Northern Hemisphere students close 30 April for July arrival.
Club applications to host Argentinian students close 31 August for January arrival.
Anyone interested in being a host family can contact the RYE committee any time.
 
Contacts 2019-2020:
 
Chair:
Tracey Faber
Phone: 021443553
Rotary Club” Papakura