DEARBORN — Students ages 16 to 18 interested in spending a year abroad, learning about a new culture and language, are invited to apply for the Rotary Youth Exchange Program by Sept. 30.
Information and applications are available on the homepage of the Rotary Club of Dearborn website, www.DearbornRotary.org.
Students are sponsored by a local Rotary Club in the United States and in their host country, where they attend high school.
“The Rotary Youth Exchange Program is one of the premier programs of Rotary International and it is supported by Rotary Clubs all around the world,” said Dearborn Rotary Club President Rick Enright. “It’s not uncommon for students to say it was the best year of their life”
The program is open to current high school students and students graduating in 2015. The program is for the 2015-16 school year and students leave in August 2015.
Exchange students and their parents are guided through orientation with information about the country of their exchange year and the rules of the program. Exchange students typically stay with two or three Rotary-approved families and receive a monthly stipend for incidental expenses.
Exchange students need to be above-average students who are eager for the chance to try new things and meet new people.
For more information on the program, email Diane Ives at at [email protected].
Students and families who may be interested in the exchange experience also are invited to view a You Tube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGdwpF2BBp8.