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Youth Exchange Program

What is ROTARY'S Youth Exchange Program?

  • Rotary's Youth Exchange Program is designed to send a student for a school year abroad for the purpose of promoting international understanding and good will.
  • The Program allows students to meet people their own age, to participate in their activities.
  • The Program permits exchanges to live with several families and to meet people at a cross-section of economic levels.
  • The exchange permits them to see the problems of people in other countries in the perspective of these people.
  • The Rotary Program arranges a year's study abroad with all the advantages that it entails: a down-to-earth, common sense, common-person to common-person experience.

Who is Eligible?

  • Rotary's Exchange Students should be over 15 years of age and not have turned 18 years of age at the time of departure from home.
  • Applicants must have above average academic ability and must have an outgoing and pleasant personality to fit them for the role as an ambassador. They must have the ability to accept discipline and be capable of adjusting to new and strange conditions.
  • Applicants must be of good character and reputation.
  • Sons and daughters of Rotarians and non-Rotarians are eligible for the program. All applicants are selected solely on merit.

Rotary's Group Study Exchange

Group Study Exchange, an educational activity of The Rotary Foundation, offers a unique person-to-person opportunity for the promotion of better understanding and friendly relations among the peoples of the world. The program provides travel grants for the exchange of teams of young business and professional men between paired districts in different countries, enabling them to study the institutions and ways of life of their hosts and to develop personal acquaintances and exchange ideas. Traveling with a sense of mission derived from their desire to learn and to promote understanding, these young men bring personal knowledge of their own country to the thousands they meet while abroad. And from their study of another country...their observations of its customs, their explorations into its business and professional life, their meetings and discussions with its people..come many opportunities for development of understanding and lasting friendships.
  • Membership
  • Objective
  • Four Way Test

How YOU were chosen to be a Member of ROTARY

  1. A member of this Rotary Club sponsored your membership.
  2. Our Classification Committee verified your occupation and agreed:
    • that you hold an important position in your firm
    • that you are an outstanding leader in your vocation
    • that the classification being loaned to you was not already represented in our Club.
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The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster.

  1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
  3. The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his personal, business, and community life;
  4. The advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional men united in the ideal of service.
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The Four-Way Test of the things We Think, Say or Do

1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

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