The Rotary Club of Juneau Glacier Valley participates in Rotary International's Youth Exchange program.  Every year one Juneau area student and an alternate student are selected from numerous applicants.  If you are a High School student between the ages of 14 and 17 and might be interested in this opportunity then I urge you to follow the links at the left of this page and find out more.

For the 2015-16 exchange year application are being accepted through October 2014 (exact due date to be determined).  If interested, please complete the 'short form' application and submit it by the 1st to our club or your high school career counselor.  An informational meeting will be scheduled for students and parents, as well as interviews, during the months of September and October.  Final selection of students for the next school year (2015-16) is made by November 1, 2014, and a 3 day training session is held outside Anchorage in January where students receive their country assignments.  Students depart Alaska in August 2015 for their exchange year.

Need more information:

Information nights are scheduled for : TBD at Downtown library or TBD at Valley Library. 

Here's a little history on Rotary Youth Exchange you might find interesting:

Since 1927, students and host families all over the world have had their horizons broadened and their lives enriched by the generosity of Rotary's Youth Exchange program. Administered by Rotary clubs, districts and multidistrict groups, the program today involves more than 82 countries and over 8,000 students each year.

The first documented exchanges date back to 1927, when the Rotary Club of Nice, France, initiated exchanges with European students. Exchanges between clubs in California, USA, and Latin American countries began in 1939, and exchange activities spread to the eastern United States in 1958. In 1972, the RI Board of Directors agreed to recommend Youth Exchange to clubs worldwide as a worthwhile international activity that promotes global peace and understanding. (c) Rotary International