Local high school students and their parents are invited to learn more about spending a year abroad as an exchange student during the 2020/2021 school year at the Rotary Youth Exchange information meeting on Tuesday, September 10.
The meeting begins at 5:30 pm at the Door County Public Library in the Jane Greene Room in Sturgeon Bay, located at 107 S. 4th Avenue. High school-aged students, who will be between the ages of 15.5 and 18.5 as of August 1, 2020 are eligible for the living and studying abroad program.
The Rotary Youth Exchange provides opportunities to learn a new language and culture, to develop lifelong leadership skills, to make friends for a lifetime, to appreciate the world of differences that make us unique, and for a year of adventure. Program qualifications include the willingness to learn the language and culture of your host country and be open to new and different ideas.
Local Rotary Club representatives will outline specifics of the 11-month exchange program, such as rules, expectations, financial obligations, and the application process. Interviews for all interested students are scheduled to follow on Monday, September 23. Exchange opportunities exist in approximately 40 countries.
We look forward to meeting you and your parents on Tuesday, September 10, at 5;30 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay Library, Jane Greene Room, 107 S. Fourth Avenue. For more information about the Rotary Youth Exchange Program, contact Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay member Barb Herdina at (920) 737-5996.
The Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay meets weekly at noon on Thursdays at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Guests and visiting Rotarians are welcome. The Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay efforts support human and community development, vocational and academic ‘Service Above Self” scholarships, and the student international exchange program.