Rotary Clubs in District 5160

Have you thought about living in another country, even for just a little while?

That’s the experience students experience and share though Rotary Youth Exchange!

District 5160 sends local students abroad and welcomes students from overseas into homes, Clubs and communities in our part of Northern California, extending from Berkeley to Burney Falls.

An exchange is enriching and fun … but it is not a vacation.

Rotary Youth Exchange is a short-term or long-term opportunity for young people to study abroad. The goal of the program is to promote the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace at the person-to-person level.

Students attend school. Those studies may or may not count for credit in their home country. Rotary emphasizes service and social aspects of the exchange, with the expectation that students give their best effort as they learn in a different education system.

During a long-term exchange, students spend a year (August – July) in another country, learning a new language and culture, while living with two to three host families and attending classes.

A short-term exchange may involve attending a camp or spending several weeks with a family overseas and reciprocating that arrangement at home.

Students range in ages from 15-19.

Intrigued? Please click on the Resources menu below or contact our District Committee.