District STEP Chairman/Contact
Robert C. Huge
District Chair
15690 S. Boone Rd.
Columbia Station, Ohio 44028
440-236-9055
 
Email:  robertcolehuge@gmail.com 
 
 
What is STEP? (Short Term Exchange Program) – Youth Exchange 

STEP allows students to experience another culture, country, and language.  It offers a fun learning opportunity while building lifelong friendships and helps students grow with increased awareness, knowledge, and confidence. 

Rotary International has sponsored youth exchange programs for more than 50 years with the goal of building international goodwill and understanding.  Through the Short Term Exchange Program (STEP), two students spend about eight weeks together experiencing each other’s family, country, and culture; four weeks with their host family abroad and four weeks back home. 

Exchanges generally occur from late June through late August.  Some southern hemisphere countries have split‐season exchanges with American students traveling in July/August and their foreign guest visiting in December/January.  We attempt to match students and families with similar ages, common interests and gender.  You will receive information about your host sister/brother by late April and can begin to correspond at that time.  

Students should first contact their local Rotary Club to begin the application and interview process.