How Do You Apply?

Most High Schools have a guidance counselor on the staff who can put you in contact with a Rotary Club in your area. Alternatively, you can go to the Rotary International website and use the club locator to find a Rotary Club near you.  Rotary District 6630 includes the following Northeast Ohio counties: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Portage and Summit and only the city of North Ridgeville in Lorain County.

Before filling out any documents downloaded from this page, complete and submit the Student Preliminary Registration form using the link on this pages left margin so you can be on the mailing list for the latest available information regarding the Exchange programs in District 6630.


Application Forms

The application process is a secure On-line web application, BUT, use the PDF copy of the Long-Term Application on this page's left margin as a draft document.  In previous years we have found that the application process will be sped up if you use this PDF Draft to fill-in, use and sign the MEDICAL, DENTAL and CLUB SPONSORSHIP pages. This PDF Draft version's questions are the same as in the Online version.   At a later date and as part of the online process, you will be asked to choose and prioritize your prospective countries. Next year's final country choices have not been finalized, but, if you download the form on the left, it will give you an idea of what countries we have been exchanging with.  You can review all of the draft documents with your sponsoring Rotary Club, and can also use them to schedule your Rotary Club's interview where you may be given more information regarding the selection process.  

As part of the application process, you will also need to have three potential Hosting Families from your sponsoring Club's local Ohio school district(s) complete the "Host Family Recommendation Form" using the link which is also along the left margin of this page.  [Your own family may be a host family but their hosting is NOT a requirement of you submitting an application and it WILL NOT hinder or improve your chance of being selected.  If your parents submit their names as all three of the recommendations covering the entire year that you are away, they may timely submit a substitute qualified recommendation(s) at a later time.] 

After beginning the online application process and having been accepted by your Rotary Club, the fully signed signature pages should be uploaded to your online application following the directions in your web-account, and the three Host Family Recommendation forms should be scanned and sent via email to not later than November 30, 2018 and then the signed originals along with a check in the full amount of the current fee should be brought to the interviews on December 9, 2018.  The District interviews will be held on that date at Akron Rotary Camp.  The address of the Akron Rotary Camp at the Portage Lakes State Park is: 4460 Rex Lake Drive, Akron, OH 44319. 

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Paper applications will not be accepted in this District. (Medical pages may be LEGIBLY hand written by the doctors, but if any part of their handwriting is not clearly legible, you should find out from them what they wrote and type that information carefully onto your original application pages and submit scanned copies of both the doctor-signed original and retyped pages together.  You will not need to have the second typed set resigned by the doctor.)