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Youth Exchange News

youth exchangeThis is a busy time for Rotary Youth Exchange:

  • Our current hosted students are making plans to return home in the next month or two.
  • Our current Nebraska exchange students who are studying abroad are anxious to return home to their families and friends.
  • Our 2016-2017 outbound exchange students are getting ready for their exciting adventures and making plans for departure in late July/early August.
  • Host Clubs in Alliance, Curtis, Hastings, Kearney, Minden and O’Neill are readying themselves for their students’ arrivals August 7-10. Orientations for host families, club YEO’s and counselors are scheduled for July.
  • We are also in the recruiting phase for applications from District 5630 students who want to study abroad in 2017-2018.

Our 2016 goal was to promote Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarships (valued at $13,000 – $31,000). We’ve had excellent responses from the schools and students.  Applications will go online in August/September.

Now… we need Rotarians and Rotary Clubs to make the commitment to host and sponsor students for the 2017-2018 school year.

We don’t want to turn away students from our district who want to study abroad or exchange partners and students who want to come to Nebraska!

Contact Paula Witt, District Youth Exchange Chair, for a club presentation or for more information. wittinc@icloud.com . 402-460-0005