Welcome to Rotary District 7360 Youth Exchange
The Youth Exchange program has been a part of Rotary's commitment to youth since 1938. The program is one of many Rotary programs that provide educational opportunities for young persons, and it has the power to change the lives of those who participate.
District 7360 has a fifty year history of hosting and sending students around the world and boasts a well-seasoned district committee dedicated to making the exchange student year a memorable and successful life experience. These volunteers have been exchange students, have traveled internationally or are internationals themselves and most have hosted students in their home. They all share the same passion - to provide students and families with an opportunity to grow and benefit through a cross-cultural living and study experience.
Whether you are an inbound or outbound student, a host family or club youth exchange officer, we look forward to working with you to make this Rotary youth program a success in our communities. More information about Rotary and the Youth Exchange program.
Rotary District 7360 Youth Exchange Committee
Long-Term Outbound Student Application for 2019-20 Exchange Year
Applications for the 2019-20 Exchange Year will soon be available. Once available, you should download the preliminary application and schedule a meeting with your local Rotary club as soon as possible to confirm sponsorship.
All completed applications and materials are due by November 9, 2018. The interview dates and calendar of mandatory events will soon be announced. Please mark them on your calendar now as you must attend these events. You will be given an interview time for either Saturday or Sunday, November 17/18, 2018.
Interview Dates and Mandatory Calendar of Events
- August 1, 2018: Outbound Coordinator will begin accepting applications
- November 17-18, 2018: Inbound Fall Gathering/Outbound Interview Weekend (location TBD)
- February 2, 2019: Inbound/Outbound Winter Picnic, Lemont, PA
- March 16-17, 2019: Outbound Student Orientation, State College, PA
- April 26-28, 2019: District Conference, Altoona, PA
- July 2019 - June 2020: Exchange Year
- August 2020: Rotex (return) Picnic, Location TBD
Financial Considerations and Program Costs*
|Preliminary Application Fee (non-refundable)||$55.00|
includes medical insurance, travel agency application fee, orientation, trading pins, ESSEX fee (Rotary multi-district)
|Round Trip Travel (cost dependent on destination)||$TBD|
|Passport and Visa fees||$TBD|
|*Limited scholarship assistance is available. Additionally, the hosting Rotary club will provide a monthly allowance to the student (varies by club)|
Youth Exchange Chair - Carl Hill firstname.lastname@example.org 1-814-359-2920 (h); 1-814-571-6677 (c); 124 Midway Drive, Bellefonte, PA 16823
Administrative Assistant - Carol Walsh email@example.com
Outbound Coordinator - Kathy Krinks firstname.lastname@example.org 1-814-684-2926 (h); 124 Schell Run Lane, Tyrone, PA 16686
Short-term Coordinator - Mitch Morgan email@example.com 1-570-649-6495
Treasurer - Kathy Krinks firstname.lastname@example.org
District Governor - Dan Bennett 1-717-418-0093
District Youth Protection Officer - Amy Stever email@example.com 1-814-686-0411
ESSEX Student Protection Officer 1-866-683-0533
US Department of State 1-866-283-9090 or firstname.lastname@example.org