Welcome from the Committee Chair

Welcome to our District 5360 Youth Exchange Website. This website is intended to provide a strong communication link for our current Youth Exchange Students, Rotary Club Inbound and Outbound Counselors, Rotary Club Presidents and club executives, host parents and the District Youth Exchange Committee. It is also intended to provide information for prospective exchange students, sponsoring/host clubs, host families and volunteers involved in the District’s Youth Exchange program.

The District 5360 Youth Exchange program operates solely on a not for profit basis. Both Rotarians and non-Rotarians serve as volunteers and are trained to fulfill Rotary International requirements as outlined within the Rotary International certification program for Youth Exchange. A strong emphasis has been placed on having procedures in place which address youth protection and the ultimate goal of producing once in a lifetime opportunities through the exchange experience.

Our District 5360 Youth Exchange Program establishes the networks necessary to set up Rotary District to Rotary District exchanges in more than 20 different countries throughout the world each year. The year-long exchange is essentially a cultural, educational and linguistical opportunity with some travel opportunities built-in. The host Rotary Club volunteers and their host families around the world provide a multitude of opportunities which serve as a broad base for growth rendering experiences for our outbound students.

Check out this website for links to areas that are of interest to you and for all of your District 5360 Youth Exchange program resource needs. We will continue our efforts to ensure the site is up to date with relevant and timely information, so come back often.

Yours in Rotary Service

Rick Istead

Chair,

District 5360 Youth Exchange Committee