District 6440
Rotarian References for Rotary Youth Exchange

This site if for Rotarians to help with the planning, recruitment, and execution of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.
 
Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, District 6440 has paused the Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) program for the 2020-21 year, and potentially for the following year.  This pause is to provide time for healthcare, travel industries, governments, and schools to redefine and return to a normal environment that allows Rotary to offer quality and safe exchange programs.   We are tentatively accepting applications for 2021 summer and 2021-22 school year.  Please know that we will not exchange until the District 6440 leaders and RYE team are confident in the ability to meet these expectations.    
 
Get jazzed up about these three fantastic opportunities Rotary provides to our youth and families.  
  • Become a volunteer a the club and or District level. 
  • Open your heart and home to a student for a few months.
  • Consider focusing on a younger audience in planting the seed about the idea of Rotary Youth Exchange.
  • Connect in your community and local areas of worship, meetings, or businesses.
  • Partner with another club in your proximity to explore options together. 
  • Reconnect with prior exchange students to gather their reflection of the exchange you sponsored or hosted. 
 
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Some of these files are intended for your Club to update with your own contact information and recruitment timeline. 
 
 
For the 2022 Exchanges the deadlines are:
  • SPONSOR Long Term Exchange Student:  October 1st - Provided Preliminary Application noting date the club interviewed the student and candidate.  Also provide the signed Club Commitment form regarding sponsoring a student for the program.   Electronic signed versions with a pdf of the preliminary application will be accepted.  District team will contact the student for additional application steps. 
  • HOST Long Term Exchange Student:  October 1st - provide the signed Club Commitment form regarding sponsoring a student for the program.   Electronic signed or pdf versions are acceptable.  If Partnering with another club or two in your proximity, obtain their signatures on the same document (so everyone is on the same page of expectations). District team will contact the student for additional application steps. 
  • SUPPORT Short Term Summer Exchange:  December 1st:  Provided Preliminary Application noting date the club interviewed the student and candidate.  Also provide the signed Club Commitment form regarding sponsoring a student for the short-term program.   Electronic signed versions with a pdf of the preliminary application will be accepted.  District team will contact the student & parents for additional application steps. 
 
Contact the District RYE Team leads with any questions on this process or information:  rye.chair@rotary6440.org
 
Thank you