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    former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton encourages Americans to host international exchange students.


    Long Term Program

    Who is Eligible?

    Any High School student ranking in the upper third of their class, possesses good character, has an outgoing and pleasant personality, is able to accept discipline, and is capable of adjusting to new and sometimes challenging conditions is eligible. A desire to learn about other countries and cultures and to appreciate and accept differences is essential. Children of non-Rotarians as well as those of Rotarians are equally eligible to participate. The student must be at least 15 years old and cannot be older than 18-1/2 by September 1, 2014. Learn more by watching this video on the Rotary Youth Exchange Program: Youth Exchange Video

    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 web site and use the club locator to find a Rotary Club near you. The three documents with asterisks to the right should be download and completed. Once you have given them to your sponsoring Rotary Club, you will be interviewed by a member of the Club and given more information regarding the selection process.

    Application Forms

    Complete the Long Term application, Country Preference Form and 3 Hosting Recommendation Forms for submission to your local Rotary Club. Once you have been interviewed and accepted by your local club, the documents will be forwarded to the District for your District interview on December 8, 2013. These files require Adobe Reader. The Long Term application and the Country Preference Form can be filled out on your computer, printed and saved. The Application must be typed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.

    (Documents in the left column marked with an * must be downloaded, completed, signed by the Club, and finally submitted to District Outbound Chairman, Patrick Kelley before November 22, 2013.)