Rotary Youth Exchange looking for students

Courtenay Rotary clubs are seeking applications for students wishing to partake in a youth exchange program.

Would you like to study a new culture from the inside? Experience the food, customs and language? Attend school in a foreign country and make lifelong friends?

If so, the Rotary Youth Exchange Program is looking for students like you! Courtenay Rotary clubs are seeking applications for students wishing to partake in a youth exchange program.

The program offers two options:

1) Long-term exchange, which usually lasts one year and the student attends school and lives with families in the host country.   2)  Short-term exchange where the student would travel to the host country for one month in the summer, then reciprocate by hosting the international student for one month.

To ensure your safety, the host Rotary club conscientiously screens and selects all host families. Over 25 countries around the world are currently involved in the Rotary youth exchange program.

Eligible students must have a birthday between Aug. 16, 1995 and Aug. 15, 1997. Travel would occur starting in the summer of 2013.

For further information, Vanier and Isfeld students can contact Joanie Chestnut at 250-337-5420 or Randy Wiwchar at 250-338-4418.

For Highland students, phone Tim Rabbit at 250-890-0622.

— Courtenay Rotarians

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