Youth Exchange is an opportunity for high school students to go to a foreign country to high school for one year. Rotary has promoted this program for many years. Students live in the home of three different host families during their stay. They get an opportunity to see family life in another country that no tourist every gets to experience along with attending the local high school. A local Rotary club sponsors a student to go to another country and that country has a sponsoring Rotary club to oversee the student while they are in their community and country. They often visit other Rotary clubs during their stay and attend District events so they also get to learn more about Rotary International.
This is a terrific opportunity for a student. Many former exchange students say it was a life changing event.
Please check back often to look at the sub pages to see how our outbound student from Traip Academy is doing and how our inbound student from Italy is fairing in the town of Kittery.