Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace one young person at a time.
Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges for students ages 15-19 are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries.
What are the benefits?
Exchange students unlock their true potential to:
- Develop lifelong leadership skills
- Learn a new language and culture
- Build lasting friendships with young people from around the world
- Become a global citizen
The Newberg Rotary Clubs sponsor qualified high school students that would like to participate in an educational and cultural Long Term (LT) youth exchange program. This program involves students traveling to host countries for approximately 11 months. Students live with host families during their stay while attending a local high school.
Rotary also offers a Short Term Exchange Program (STEP) that is a direct family-to-family exchange where a family in the chosen country will host our student and vice versa within the same calendar year.
Come meet our current Rotary Exchange Students!
Youth Exchange Committee:
Michelle Bechtold – Youth Exchange Officer Newberg Early Bird Rotary
Elizabeth Still – Co-Chair Youth Exchange Committee
Gino Harrison – Newberg Early Bird Rotarian YE committee member
Dave Benson – Newberg Early Bird Rotarian YE committee member
Kari Fahrenkopf – Newberg Early Bird Rotarian YE committee member