What is Rotary Short-Term Exchange?
All countries that take part in exchange must meet strict guidelines to be certified by Rotary International and all host situations must be approved to ensure the safety of our students.
If you are outgoing, adaptable, friendly, bright, well spoken and generally a good ambassador for Canada and Rotary and looking for an enriching short-term exchange; this program may be the answer.
What Can I Expect from the Exchange?
What Role Does Rotary Play?
The sponsoring club will interview you, provide you with an application form and help you complete the necessary paperwork. It is then sent to the District Short-Term Exchange Coordinator who will contact you.
Every effort to find a suitable match for participants in their preferred countries and make virtual arrangements so you can get to know your exchange partner and decide if it is a mutually acceptable match.
While on exchange, the student is hosted by the matched family and treated like a member of the family, food and board are provided but the student is responsible for their own discretionary spending money.
The Rotary Coordinator can provide some advice and assistance in acquiring your travel documents and insurance.
What is the Cost?
Rotary also charges and administrative fee of $150.00 which includes orientation training, and a Rotary Exchange student T-shirt.
The deadline to apply for STEP is January 1st of the travel year and the earlier you apply the better the likelihood of getting a match in your preferred country and establishing a good friendship even before you travel. Next summer could be the best one ever!
Contact your local Rotary club, or if you need assistance in finding out if there is one in your community, click here and our Coordinator will be happy to help you start your journe
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