YOUTH EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP

The Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship is a program for young men and women between the ages of ages of 15 and 18½, which allows them to spend an academic year of High School; in a foreign country.

Visalia Rotary gives a scholarship to one student each year. The student lives with host families, and attend a school in one of approximately 70 countries.

The program aims to promote peace and inter-country understanding, while providing a challenging and enriching experience for students. The scholarship offers the student: a new culture; a new language; new international friends; personal growth and maturity; the opportunity to teach others about your country; and a broader view of the world.

It's not a year of your life... It's a life in a year!

Each year we recruit applicants from May to November to participate in the following year's program.

Rotary International's Youth Exchange program is large. Now sending nearly 9000 students abroad each year. The Visalia Rotary club sponsors one student to study abroad each year, and also hosts on incoming student from a foreign country each year.

If you have questions about hosting a student click here

Since there is more information than can be posted here we thought we would give you a great place to start below.

HOW WE VIEW THE PROGRAM
OUR STARFISH
HOW TO RECOGNIZE A YOUTH EXCHANGE STUDENT
APPLY TO THE PROGRAM
FOR ALL THE INFORMATION ON THE DISTRICT PROGRAM

LETTERS HOME FROM OUR CURRENT OUTBOUND STUDENT


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Youth Exchange Officer

Greg Hagopian

Youth Exchange Counselor

Gerry Schneider

Greg Hagopian

 We are changing the World...

one student at a time!

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