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In 2014/15 our Club is pleased to co-host Finnish Rotary Exchange student Sara Koivula.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rotary Youth Exchange students spend up to a year living with host families and attending school in a different country. Whether young people participate in Rotary’s long-term or short-term Youth Exchange programs, they learn a new way of living, a great deal about themselvse, and maybe even a new language. You’ll also 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.  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.
 
Globally minded
Rotary clubs are made up of volunteers who are involved in community service, emphasize high ethical standards, and work toward peace and understanding in the world. Over 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 32,000 clubs create the extensive network that provides support for Youth Exchange.
 
A commitment to youth
Rotary maintains a strong connection to youth and young adults. Besides Youth Exchange, Rotary clubs sponsor youth service clubs such as Interact , Rotaract , and RYLA and offer career development and mentoring programs.  Rotary is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all participants in its programs, including Youth Exchange.
 
Low costs
Rotary club volunteers administer the program at the local level, which helps keep costs low for students and their families. These volunteers often offer years of experience with students, host families, and fellow Rotarians who are involved in the program.