Rotary Youth Exchange Host Families Needed
The Rotary Club of Dubuque is looking for families to host foreign exchange students for the 2017-2018 school year. Families are asked to commit to hosting for 4-6 months as Rotary exchange students often live with multiple families during their exchange year. Exchange students are 15-18 years of age and attend a local high school. These students come from all over the world.
To be eligible, a family must:
- pass a background check
- go through a host family interview/host home inspection conducted by a Rotary volunteer
- be willing to open their homes and hearts to one of these amazing young people
All types families make great host families. We have had much success with families with younger children, families with high school age children, and families without children living in the home. The best host families include individuals who are excited to learn about another culture and share their culture with someone else.
When a Rotary youth exchange student arrives, they not only have the support of a wonderful host family but they also have the support of the Rotary Club of Dubuque. Our club has over 150 members and we are happy to be of assistance to the host family.
For more information please contact Danita Grant at DGrant@Dubuquebank.com or 563-589-0961.
Rotary Youth Exchange Opportunity for High School Students
The Rotary Club of Dubuque is looking for high school students that would like to spend an academic year in a foreign country. Students can select their destination from a list of 25 countries. Students must be 15.5 to 19 years of age at time of departure.
To be eligible, a student must:
- be in the top half of their class
- have demonstrated leadership abilities
- willingness to become an excellent cultural ambassador
Rotary Youth Exchange is a volunteer run program and costs less than other exchange programs. The program fee is approximately $5,000 and includes round trip airfare (open ended ticket valid for up to one year), health/life insurance, orientation sessions and materials, business cards, pins for trading, a T-shirt, visa/residency permits, and a Rotary blazer and patch.
When a Rotary youth exchange student arrives, they not only have the support of a wonderful host family but they also have the support of their local Rotary Club. The host Rotary Club pays for the student’s school tuition and gives the student a monthly stipend.
Applications are due by October 15, 2017 for a departure the following July/August. For more information please contact Danita Grant at DGrant@Dubuquebank.com or 563-589-0961.