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the Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship

Minimum Requirements:

· Between 15 and 18½ on September 1 of exchange year

· Good academic standing

· Acceptance and sponsorship by Rotary Club, District 6690 and Ohio-Erie Multi-District Rotary Exchange Programs

· Accepted and hosted by foreign Rotary District, Club, School and Government

· Certain countries require minimum language proficiency or lower maximum age cap requirements

· Compliance with It’s Your World Travel requirements and fees

· Submit completed and signed Long Term Application (see forms tab)

· Submit completed and signed Hosting Commitment forms for three (3) families within sponsoring Rotary Club’s school district (see forms tab)

· Submit country preference form (see forms tab)

The Youth Exchange Scholarship in 25 countries includes the following: 

· Hosting by foreign Rotary Club on a space available condition

· Primary tuition and placement in school approved by foreign Rotary Club

· Homestay accommodation including meals with your host family

· Small monthly stipend from hosting Rotary Club

· Airport transfers on arrival and departure (i.e. met at the airport or final destination by a program representative)

· 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance throughout the program

· Rotary Youth Exchange Blazer, RYE Blazer Emblem,  and Calling Cards

· Secondary travel and medical insurance, accident, ill health, repatriation and third-party liability

· It’s Your World Travel registration fee

· Pre-departure and some in-country orientations (but see exception below)

· Local Rotarian Counselor

Program does not include: (Students are responsible for the following costs.)

· $950 fee for monthly training, orientation and return assistance paid to “District 6690 YEP” at time of application (fully refundable up to District acceptance)

· Special Rotary International limited medical and liability insurance policy (about $1,000 +/-)

· Primary (and some foreign country/Rotary required) insurance for travel and medical, accident, ill health, repatriation,and additional coverage against third party liability

· Airfare/transportation and all additional It’s Your World Travel fees

· Passport and visa application fees and travel costs, if required, as applicable

· Personal expenses (e.g., toiletries, clothing, internet, telephone, sport/club fees, activities, miscellaneous)

· School expenses (e.g., uniform/lunches, supplies, bus pass, transport to and from school, school activities)

· Free-time travel, pocket money

· Any other item not otherwise specified

· Academic Credit (See state/local school regulations regarding academic credit)

· Some foreign Rotary Clubs require in-country orientations and language schooling/camps at additional expense

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