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 The 32nd Annual District 6600

World Community Workshop

"Vietnam: Exploring the Past, Experiencing the Now"

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - Saturday, May 12, 2018


This three-day workshop for high-school students is designed to help participants learn about the history, customs, economic and political issues of a selected region of the world. Students participate in small group discussions and experience hands-on activities. In addition, guest speakers share their stories about life in different countries.

 The workshop is open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students should be in good academic standing and have a genuine interest in learning about different regions of the world.

 Local Rotary Clubs within District 6600 provide scholarships which cover the cost of attending the workshop. Contact your local Rotary Club for more information and to confirm that they are willing to sponsor your participation. YOU MUST KNOW THE NAME OF YOUR LOCAL ROTARY CLUB WHEN COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION FORM.



Program Highlights


Join students from all over the world for this three-day event as you explore and learn about the history and culture of Vietnam. Although many westerners still imagine Vietnam through the lens of war, it is in reality a country filled with captivating natural beauty and tranquil village life.  Located in a region considered a cradle of mankind, Vietnam borders the Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin, and Pacific Sea, alongside China, Laos, and Cambodia.  It is one of the earliest agricultural centres practicing wet rice farming, where the stone and metallurgical revolutions took place.  The S-shaped country has a lush tapestry of mountains, fertile deltas, forests, rivers, caves, rock formations, waterfalls and beaches.  Beyond nature, the curious and open-minded will find a feast of culture and history..  Workshop participants spend three days and two nights on the campus of Defiance College, interacting with DC faculty, staff, and students.


  • Research special topics with your peers
  • Join in small group discussions
  • Participate in hands-on activities
  • Interact with peer international students from a dozen or more countries
  • Enjoy informative presentations by knowledgeable speakers
  • Fun social events in the evening with fellow workshop participants
  • Faculty and students from Defiance College help staff the workshop and mentor participants through an interactive learning process
  • Grand Banquet on Thursday night featuring cultural cuisine




Check-In for the Workshop is scheduled for Noon - 1 pm on Thursday, May 10, 2018. The Workshop will conclude at Noon on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

 After registering, participants will receive a confirmation e-mail. Specific materials related to the workshop (medical authorization, list of what to bring, workshop schedule, etc.) will be sent to Workshop participants closer to the actual date of the event.



Registration Details


Your local Rotary Club covers the cost of registration for the Workshop, which includes all meals and snacks, lodging, the Grand Banquet, entertainment, and a Workshop t-shirt.

 The cost to your local Rotary Club is $200.00 for early registration.


Students should complete the online registration form available at the registration website. 


Click here to register


If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact:
Judy Lymanstall
World Community Workshop Liaison
Defiance College
701 N. Clinton St.
Defiance, OH 43512