Rotary District 6600 includes 64 clubs and over 3,500 members in Northern Ohio​.

ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE

Are you a student and interested in learning more about becoming and exchange student? Submit your information and we will follow up with more information.

For over 75 years, students and host families have broadened their horizons through Rotary Youth Exchange.

More than 80 countries and over 8,000 students each year participate in the program, which is administered at the regional level by Rotary districts and at the local level by Rotary clubs.

Recruitment Poster

DISTRICT CONTACT

George Costaras d6600rye@yahoo.com

CLUB & STUDENT INFORMATION

CLUB INFORMATION

If your Rotary District 6600 Club is considering becoming involved in Rotary Youth Exchange, please contact a member of the Youth Exchange Committee and a mentor will be assigned to assist your club with paperwork, committee training, and any questions or concerns along the way. A listing of committee members follows at the end of the toolkit provided below.

Rotary Youth Exchange is an exciting program and we want to involve as many clubs (and as many students) as possible!

STUDENT INFORMATION

As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you’ll spend up to a year living with host families and attending school in a different country. Whether you participate in Rotary’s long-term or short-term Youth Exchange programs, you’ll learn a new way of living, a great deal about yourself, and maybe even a new language. You will be an ambassador, teaching people you meet about your country, culture, and ideas.

You can help bring the world closer – and make some good friends in the process.

Preliminary Application

RYE CALENDAR

Date Activity Individuals Involved Comments &Further Information
October 1, 2017 Club Inbound Commitments Rotary District 6600 Clubs Clubs to decide their 2018-2019 Hosting Commitments
October 22, 2017 Inbound Students Fall Celebration with anInternational Flair Inbound Students – mandatory,Prospective Outbound Students welcomed,Club YE Committee Members Tiffin, Ohio ~Transportation needed; Arrive 9:00 am – 9:15 am,Tiffin Club provides hot dogs, buns, condiments while students are asked to bring a side-food dish that represents their country,Fall activities: Halloween Parade (bring a costume to wear), Farm Tour
November 18, 2017 Rotary Peace Conference Inbound Students and Prospective Outbound Students– welcomed,Club YE Committee Members University of Findlay ~Students and Chaperones attend at no charge,Transportation needed
November 30, 2017 Application deadline for Long Term Outbound Exchanges Long Term Outbound Students If this deadline cannot be met by clubs, please contact District RYE Chair directly for other options.
December 9, 2017 Outbound Interviews Inbound Meeting & Social Outbound candidates & parents – mandatory,Inbound Students – mandatory, Club YE Committee Members University of Findlay,300 Davis Street, Findlay, OH;Rooms 102, 178, 179, 180, 186, 188;Students – no fee,Transportation needed. To volunteer to help interview Outbound Students, contact District RYE Chair.
December 10-17, 2017 Rotary Florida Adventure Inbound students-optional Students – $ 925 per person quad occupancy,Transportation to Columbus needed. More information available athttp://www.mcmurraytravelservice.com/
January 30, 2018 Application deadline for Short Term Outbounds Short Term Outbound Students If this date presents a challenge for your club, please contact theShort Term Program Chair
February 3, 2018 Outbound Orientation andInbound Meeting & Social Outbound candidates & parents – mandatory,Inbound students – mandatory,Club YE Committee Members Vermilion, OH ~Inbound/outbound students – no fee,Transportation needed,RYE District Committee meeting,RYE Learning Opportunities available
February 23-24, 2018 Ohio-Erie Spring Meeting District YE Committee,Club YE Committee Members Worthington, Ohio ~District 6600 RYE Committee must be represented, RYE Training for Club Committees is available; Registration may be covered by District if funds are available, travel and lodging expenses paid by attendees.
March TBD, 2018 Outbound Orientation #2 Outbound Students & parents – mandatory,Club YE Committee Members Michigan ~Students – no fee,RYE Learning Opportunities available
March 10-19, 2018 Rotary Eastern Adventure Inbound Students – optional Students – $1030 per person quad occupancy,Transportation to Columbus needed. More information athttp://www.mcmurraytravelservice.com/
May 2018 World Community Workshop Inbound Students – mandatory,Outbound Students – desirable,Club YE Committee Members Defiance, OH ~ No charge to students, Transportation needed. More information andregistration: www.defiancerotary.org
May 19 – 21, 2018 District Conference Inbound and Outbound Students-mandatory Toledo. OH ~Students – no fee;Transportation needed
June 14-28, 2018 Rotary Western Adventure Inbound Students – optional Students – $2200 per person quad occupancy (includes airfare).Transportation to student scheduled airport required; please discuss with student before student notifies McMurray Travel. More information available:http://www.mcmurraytravelservice.com/
July 6-8, 2018 Ohio-Erie Multi-District Rotary Committee and Outbound Orientation #3 Long Term Outbound students – mandatory,Outbound parents – optional,Club YE Committee Members Otterbein College, Westerville, OH;Students – no fee (Fees paid by District);District 6600 RYE Committee must be represented,RYE Training for Club Committees

MEET THE STUDENTS

LONG-TERM EXCHANGE

INBOUND STUDENTS 2017-18

{Student, Sponsoring Country, Hosting Club}
Pauline, Belgium, Bellevue Rotary Club

Pauline enjoys swimming, tennis, and badminton. She loves biology and plans to study in this field of science.

Azaad, Mexico, Oberlin Rotary Club

Azaad likes to listen to music, play games, and watch movies. He plays soccer and visits the gym often. He hopes to study medicine in the future.

Victor, France, Hicksville Rotary Club

Victor likes to jog, cycle, and play rugby. He also likes downhill skiing and surfing. He likes traveling and discovering new cities.

Hubert, Poland, Antwerp Rotary Club

Hubert likes going to the cinema and swimming.  He is a licensed younger water rescuer and he enjoys diving.   He has traveled with his families and is looking forward to learning English well

Gabi, Brazil, Vermilion Rotary Club

Gabi likes to read, watch movies, dancing, and listen to music.  She would like to become a physiotherapist.

Beatriz, Brazil, Defiance Rotary Club

Beatriz likes to read, listen to music, sing, and play with her dog.  She likes to play handball. She would like to student either international relations or become a veterinarian.

Melina, Ecuador, Tiffin Rotary Club

Melina likes romantic and comedy movies. She likes to walk for exercise. She would like to share with everyone stories of the earthquake that hit her country on April 16, 2016. When she attends college, she plans to study clinical psychology.

Hana, Japan, Findlay Rotary Club

Hana likes watching movies and drawing illustrations. She belongs to the Tea Ceremony and Flower Arrangements Clubs in Japan. She would like to study nutrition in college.

Moritz, Germany, Hicksville Rotary Club

Moritz likes to travel with his family. He would like to study hotel management at college.

Jakub, Slovakia, Loudonville Rotary Club

Jakub likes to cook, read books, and play guitar. He has a passion for learning new languages.

Emilio, Mexico, Bryan Rotary Club

Emilio spends most of his time training for track and field.  He plays the saxophone.  He is excited about sharing his country with everyone.

LONG-TERM EXCHANGE

OUTBOUND STUDENTS 2017-18

{Student, Sponsoring Club, Host Country}
 
Rachel, Bryan Rotary Club, Finland

Rachel likes classical music and literature. She likes to play tennis and ice skate. She also likes swimming, hiking, tennis, soccer, cake decorating, photography and playing her flute. She would like to teach foreign language and/or world history.

Sierra, Elyria Sunrise Rotary Club, Thailand

Sierra loves music and art; and studying psychology. She is also attending college classes and will graduate with both a high school degree and a two year Associate of Arts degree.

Kate, Amherst Rotary Club, France

Kate likes to play soccer, run, workout, play piano, and sing. She wishes to study international business and become fluent in several languages.

August, Vermilion Rotary Club, Japan

August likes to read, watch movies, study languages, listening to music and being with his friends. He enjoys teaching everyone Japanese and he hopes to be a teacher one day.

Seth, North Coast Rotary Club, Germany

Seth likes to snowboard in the winter. He likes to run and he plays drums. He would like to study computer science and possibly become a software engineer.

 
Matt, Findlay Rotary Club, Brazil

Matt likes playing soccer and his team won the State Club Championship. He also plays golf and tennis. He plans to study law in college and wants to be an Environmental lawyer.

Maya, Maumee Rotary Club, Italy

Maya considers herself an artist, a fashion designer, and a dancer. She has competed and won the competition on the television show Project Runway Junior. She plans to study fashion design in college.

2017 SHORT-TERM

EXCHANGE STUDENTS

{Student, Sponsoring Country, Hosting Club}
Sarah, Ecuador, North Coast Rotary Club

Christa was hosted by the North Coast Rotary Club. She likes to ballroom dance and her goal is to win in a competition. She plans to study law in college and become a lawyer.

{Student, Sponsoring Club, Hosting Country}
 Sarah, North Coast Rotary Club, Ecuador

Sarah was sponsored by the North Coast Rotary Club. She likes health food, working out and playing piano. She plans to study psychology and Spanish in college.

More RYE Information

Find more about the Rotary Youth Exchanges on these websites: OhioErie.org | Rotary.org

World Community Workshop Information

This three-day workshop for high-school students is designed to help participants learn about the history, customs, economic and political issues of a selected region of the world.