Rotary seeking exchange students

  • Sep. 18, 2014 8:00 a.m.

The Rotary International Youth Exchange program is a tremendous adventure and an excellent tool to “further world peace and understanding among the nations around the globe.”

The Courtenay and Strathcona Sunrise Rotary clubs have been proud participants in this program.

The program is designed for high school students to travel and study in a different environment in over 25 countries. Although travel for next year’s program will start in August, 2015, Rotary will be accepting applications starting next week. There is a one-year period of planning and orientation needed.

To be eligible, participants must turn 16 prior to Aug. 16, 2015 and cannot turn 18 before Aug. 15, 2015.

Currently, local students abroad sponsored by Rotary are Maia Bradfield (Thailand), Sushmita Sinclair (France) and Faith Buckley (Columbia).

For further information contact Randy Wiwchar, Courtenay Rotary,  250-338-4418  (Vanier and Isfeld students) or Bob Wells, Sunrise Rotary,  250-898-8967 (Highland students)


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