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Youth Exchange

pic topStudy Abroad Scholarships 2016-2017

In November, the District Youth Exchange committee interviewed and selected five outstanding students from Sidney (2), Hastings (2) and Prosser (1) to represent District 5630 next school year. We are now in the process of finding exchange matches with overseas partners. It is an exciting time for all of us involved in Youth Exchange.

Host Clubs needed 2016-2017

Sidney, Hastings and Kearney have been asked to consider hoisting a student from August 2016-July 2017. However, we are likely to need placements for 2 or more students, which presents the opportunity for other communities to share this unique international experience with Rotary Youth Exchange.

Host club commitments need to be submitted by March 1, 2016. Contact Youth Exchange Chair Paula Witt at wittinc@icloud.com or 402-460-0005 for more information.

Inbound Students 2015-2016

pic2Mert (Turkey) is representing Arnold High School on their wrestling team. He is also a Library teacher’s assistant for younger students.

Alice (France) is learning about team sports while playing with the Adams Central girls basketball team. He will also have a part in the spring musical, “Music Man.”

pic3Genta (Japan) was active in the Grand Island Gymnastics Club until he fractured a toe just before Christmas. He underwent surgery in early January to stabilize the break. He will be wearing a boot for the next 6-8 weeks.

Nick (Germany) is enjoying school in McCook and along with the other inbound students , travelled to Tulsa, OK for the SCRYE winter conference (Jan 22-24). They met with some 200 other Rotary Exchange Students for great fund and fellowship.

Outbound Students 2015-2016

pic4Emma (Alma, NE) is enjoying her time in Germany. She loves her German language classes with the 5th graders, travelling and getting lost (not!). She is looking forward to her EuroTour later this spring.

Carlos (Hastings) is learning and discovering something new every day. His French language is nearly fluent and he is enjoying his second host family (with 6 siblings) in a town of 600.