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Welcome to District 5370 Youth Exchange

  Our Mission -

Have Fun! Work Hard! Learn and Grow!             

Be a Rotary Ambassador!

YOUTH EXCHANGE RECRUITING FOR THE 2023/24 SCHOOL YEAR
 
Rotary youth exchange offers the opportunity for students to spend an academic year in another country. Please visit Rotary International (https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/youth-exchanges) for general information about the program. Eligible students must turn 16 by December 31, 2023, cannot turn 19 before July 15, 2024 and cannot have graduated from high school at the time of departure. In a nutshell, 2023/24 exchange students are in grade 10 and 11 for the 2022/23 academic year. Each club has its own process for recruiting exchange students. Interested students should contact the club in their town/city for more details and how to apply.
 
Please note that it is very difficult for clubs to send students who do not live in their town/city. For that reason, most clubs will only consider candidates who live in their area.
 
Rotary Club of Camrose
For more information please contact Kevin Smook at kevinwsmook@gmail.com
 
Rotary Club of Drayton Valley
For more information, please contact Elaine Tamboline at btandes@telus.net
 
Rotary Club of Edmonton
For more information, please contact Neil Lang at neillangjuiceplus@gmail.com
 
Rotary Club of Edmonton Glenora
For more information, please contact Petra Hagemann at phageman@telus.net
 
Rotary Club of Grande Prairie
Rotary Club of Grande Prairie Sunrise
Rotary Club of Grande Prairie Swan City
The Grande Prairie Rotary Clubs are recruiting a total of three students. For more information, please visit http://youthexchangeinfogp.com/ and https://youtu.be/pbTJ3z4B4Iw or contact Candace Hook chook@creativecentre.ca, Liz Ruff liz.ruff@me.com or Kenzo Takeuchi ktakeuchi1@gmail.com
 
Rotary Club of St. Albert
For more information, please contact Adrian Michelutti at adrian@adriansells.ca
 
Rotary Club of Whitecourt
For more information, please contact Candace Clark at c.clarkyzu@gmail.com
 
District 5370 youth exchange calendar:
  • September and October 2022 – Clubs recruit students.
  • November and December 2022 – Selected students complete long-form application and medicals and submit everything to district.
  • January 2023 – District interviews to confirm club selections.
  • March 2023 – Students find out where they are going. Mandatory Spring Orientation for outbound students, parents and counsellors.
  • May 2023 – Student visa applications.
  • June/July 2023 – Flights books.
  • August 2023 – Students depart for host countries.
  • Early July 2024 – Students return to Canada.
  • August 2024 – Mandatory Outbound Survivor Weekend for students, parents and counsellors.
 
These are the possible countries that district 5370 will exchange with for 2023/24. Please note that this list is subject to change and we cannot guarantee students a particular country.
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
 
If you have other questions related to youth exchange, please contact Karen Munjak at karen@kamca.ca.