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What is Youth Exchange? Youth Exchange is an exchange program for secondary school students. Students travel to other countries to learn about the culture.

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2 What is Youth Exchange? Youth Exchange is an exchange program for secondary school students. Students travel to other countries to learn about the culture and the language as well as act as a cultural ambassador for their own country.

3 Youth Exchange Facts  The first exchanges began in 1927 involving only European students.  Youth Exchange became an official program of RI in  Today, more than 8,000 students participate annually in over 80 countries.

4 Youth Exchange Facts  Types of Exchanges  Long Term 9-12 months May include holidays More than one host family Required to attend school

5 Youth Exchange Facts  Types of Exchanges  Short Term Days to weeks-3-6 weeks usually Does not include schooling or academic program Usually involves home-stay with one family, or international youth camps, tours Usually a reciprocal relationship

6 Youth Exchange Facts  Types of Exchanges  New Generations [18-25 yrs] Short Term- secondary school graduates, young professionals, Rotaractors Specialised- 3 weeks-3 months Involves home-stay May involve a vocational element

7 Club and District Roles  Multi-district Youth Exchange Groups Streamline Administrative responsibilities Arrange Training and Orientation Process applications and visa paperwork Negotiate group buys for travel and insurance Promote program in geographic areas RYE Florida

8 Club and District Roles  District-Facilitation District Governor Overall oversight responsibility Program Guidelines District Certification requirements- $10, Currently 74 non-certified Districts [24/3/12]

9 Club and District Roles  District-Facilitation District Youth Exchange Chair & Committee Coordinate and promote Youth Exchange Communicate with RI, DG, and Clubs Work with Clubs Coordinate Youth Protection Efforts

10 Club and District Roles  District-Facilitation District Youth Exchange Chair & Committee Manage Outbound and Inbound activities Implement Risk Management Policies Promote Program in District Reporting to RI

11 Club and District Roles  Club-Implementation Create effective support system for sending and hosting students Club President Youth Exchange Chair & Committee Host parents Rotarian Counselor Non-Rotarian Counselors x 2 Establish Local Law, Medical, and Social Services

12 Participate  District Certification  District Youth Exchange Committee  Membership in RYE Florida-$1,  Limited Role-out of Program [3 countries]  Appointment of Country Coordinators, Management Structure  Commence Exchanges, September 2013  In-Bound Exchange-$600.00/student[club cost]  Out-Bound Exchange-$4,500.00/student[parent cost]

13 Participate  Financial Obligations 1. District Certification-$10, annually due July, RYE Florida membership-$1, due July 2012, one-off payment 3. In-Bound Exchange-$600.00/student [club cost], payable to RYE Florida, July Out-Bound Exchange-$4,500.00/student [parent cost], payable Jan-Jun, Annual Assessment-due July 2013

14 Participate  Financial Resources  District Administrative Fund-not practical, limited or no resources  District Dues-Would require an increase of $3-5.00/ person. Not thought to be practical at this time  Participating Club Cess- Levy on participating clubs, advance payment, July 2012  Proposal Presentation at Business Meeting

15 Participate Get involved with Youth Exchange by:  Hosting a student from your district or a neighboring district for an afternoon activity, club meeting, or project  Chaperoning exchange student orientations/tours  Promoting the program in local schools and to students you know  Serving on club committee  Working with your district committee

16 Youth Programs Resources Program Brochures and Handbooks: available for order and download through the RI Web Site (www.rotary.org)www.rotary.org Rotary e-Learning Center: Youth Services Resource Group

17 Contact the Resource Group Zone: 34 RC Marcelyn (Marcy) Ullom ARC Randy Rawiszer Rotary International

18 Turtle Bay, Portland, Jamaica

19 Pelican Bar, Parotee Bay, St Elizabeth, Jamaica THANK YOU


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