Youth Exchange is a program offered in Rotary Clubs from over 100 countries. Serving as a way to learn new languages, discover new cultures, and provide peaceful relationships, Youth Exchange is an important part of young people becoming global citizens. 
Short term and long term exchanges are offered. Short term exchanges last from several days to 3 months and are often structured as camps, tours, home-stays and occur when school is not in session. Long term exchanges usually last one full academic year and students attend school and live with multiple host families. 
Various Rotary Clubs contribute by providing room and board as well as school fees. Students are usually responsible for round trip airfare, travel insurance, travel documents and spending money/additional travel/tours. 
Our Rotary Club recently sent local high school student, Grace Carey to Italy. We were also hosting French high school student, Julie Marie, during the 2018-19 school year. Julie Marie is pictured below with former East Aurora Rotary President, Bob Young. 
For more information on Rotary International's Youth Exchange Program, head to the following link: