Welcome to Rotary District 7360

Youth Exchange

The Youth Exchange program has been a part of Rotary's commitment to youth since 1938.  The program is one of many Rotary programs that provide educational opportunities for young persons, and it has the power to change the lives of those who participate.

District 7360 has a fifty-three year history of hosting and sending students around the world and boasts a well-seasoned district committee dedicated to making the exchange student year a memorable and successful life experience. These volunteers have been exchange students, have traveled internationally or are internationals themselves and most have hosted students in their home. They all share the same passion - to provide students and families with an opportunity to grow and benefit through a cross-cultural living and study experience.

Whether you are an inbound or outbound student, a host family or club youth exchange officer, we look forward to working with you to make this Rotary youth program a success in our communities. 

          Peace,

          Rotary District 7360 Youth Exchange Committee

 

 Long-Term Outbound Student Application for 2021-22 Exchange Year

Applications for the 2021-22 Exchange Year are available on the Youth Exchange Program website in mid-October. You should schedule a meeting with your local Rotary club as soon as possible to confirm sponsorship.

All completed applications and materials are due by December 12, 2020.  The interview dates and calendar of mandatory events are listed below. Please mark them on your calendar now as you must attend these events. You will be given an interview time for Saturday, December 12.  If needed a second interview date will be added in January.

Important Links

Long-Term Application 

Short Term Application

District 7360 Website District Information about Youth Exchange

Essex Website Eastern States Exchange Students, Detailed information for all aspects of Youth Exchange

School Recruiting Flyer 

Club Sponsorship Form (for Rotary Clubs)

 

Interview Dates and Mandatory Calendar of Events

  • December 12, 2020: District Interviews - Location TBA
  • February 1, 2021: Application Deadline
  • March 20-21, 2021: Outbound Student Orientation
  • April 30-May 1, 2021: District Conference
  • July/August 2021 - June 2022: Exchange Year
  • July 2022: Rotex Picnic - Location TBA

 

Financial Considerations and Program Costs

  Preliminary Registration Fee (non-refundable) $60.00
 

Application Fee includes medical insurance, travel agency, orientation, pins, ESSEX fee

$1,950.00
  Round Trip Travel (cost dependent on destination) $TBD
  Passport and Visa fees $TBD
  Personal Items $TBD
  Limited scholarship assistance is available. Additionally, the hosting Rotary Club will provide a monthly allowance to the student (varies by club and country).  

 

Contact Information

 Youth Exchange Chair:  Kathy Krinks, klk1@psu.edu, 814-684-2926 (cell); 1961 Bumble Bee Dr., Tyrone, PA 16686

Chair Elect: Kandace Carpenter. kcarpenter@funkstownlaw.com, 405-328-0216;  32 W. Baltimore St., Funkstown, MD  21734

Outbound Coordinator:  Vacant – Contact Kathy Krinks, Chair

Inbound Coordinator:  Issac Fisher, sach17866@yahoo.com, 570-492-5735; 1100 West Lynn Street, Coal Township, PA 17866

Short-Term Coordinator: Mitch Morgan, mrmrogan@frontier.com, 570-649-6495; 700 Schell Road, Turbotville, PA  17772

Treasurer:  Barbara Morgan, bjmorgan57@windstream.net, 5704123368; 700 Schell Road, Turbotville, PA  17772

District Youth Protection Officer:  Marce Pancio, psumarce@yahoo.com; 534 Gerald St, State College, PA 16801

ESSEX Student Protection Officer 1-866-683-0533

US Department of State 1-866-283-9090 or jvisas@state.go

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