District 7680 Welcomes Rotary Youth Exchange Students

youth exchange logoRotary Youth Exchange (RYE) isa Rotary International student exchange program for students in high school. Since 1929, Rotary International has sent young people around the globe to experience new cultures. Currently, about 9,000 students are sponsored by Rotary clubs every year. Typically, students are sent to another country for a year-long stay, generally living with multiple host families during the year and being expected to perform daily tasks within the household as well as attend school in the host country. Short term exchange programs involve direct student exchanges between two families arranged through Rotary to coincide with major school holiday periods.

Short Term Exchange Students ( spend a summer )
Azizamosi Henry - France - Charlotte Rotary
Ana DeGrauw - Italy - Huntersville Lake Norman Rotary
Avery Buie - France - Charlotte Top of the Week

Long Term Exchange Students ( spend a year at a local high school)
They will arrive around August 18, 2015 in Charlotte and are required to participate at the Inbound Orientation on August 21-23, 2015. At orientation they will discuss expectations for the year as well as review the Rotary Youth Exchange rules including the 4 Ds - no drinking, no driving, no dating, and no drugs. Clubs can participate by hosting, helping to find outbound students and providing community service events for the youth exchange students. Contact District Chair Karen Steffens: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Inbound Students:
Lisa Bernard - France - North Mecklenburg Rotary - Hough High
Federica Cimarra - Italy - Lake Norman Huntersville Rotary - Hopewell High
Hannah Heimbucher - Germany - Charlotte North Rotary - South Meck High
Anna Sybrecht - Germany - Charlotte Rotary - Charlotte Latin
Radim Ptak - Czech Republic - Charlotte Rotary - Myers Park High
Silvia Pedretti - Italy - Shelby Rotary
Gerrit Binder - Germany - Top of the Lake Mooresville Rotary - Lake Norman High

Outbound Students:
Sarah McConnell - Chile - Statesville Rotary
Alyssa Pandorf - Czech Republic - Gastonia Rotary
Brienne Leach - Hungary - Top of the Lake Mooresville Rotary
Hunter Boivin - France - Monroe Rotary
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This is a photo of the 2014-2015 Inbound Students in San Francisco on their Western trip.

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