For over 55 years, Rotary Clubs around the world have been participating in an international youth exchange program that sees students, aged 15 -18, immerse themselves in the customs and culture of another country.
There are more than 90 countries involved in the Rotary youth exchange program, and while the countries involved vary from region to region, each offers its own unique experience. During the exchange, which typically lasts 11 months, students attend school and live with two to four host families.
The Rotary youth exchange program is a once in a lifetime experience. Students learn a new language and establish an international network of friends, while developing a true understanding and tolerance of the differences in our
world. In recent years, the Prince Rupert Rotary Club has sponsored several local students, sending them to Brazil, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Germany. At the same time, the club has hosted visiting exchange students from Brazil, France, Spain and Taiwan.
The Prince Rupert Rotary Club is currently seeking applicants for their International Youth Exchange Program in 2015/16. Students currently in Grades 9 -11 are eligible to
apply. Applications are available at the Charles Hays Secondary School office or by contacting Bob Killbery at firstname.lastname@example.org or any member of the Prince Rupert Rotary Club.
Please return your completed application to the school office or Bob Killbery, 1218-7th Avenue East, Prince Rupert, B.C. V8J 4N2. All applicants and at least one parent/guardian will be required to attend a selection interview which will be conducted in the latter part of October, 2015.
The deadline for applications is Oct. 15.