Rotary International Youth Exchange Program

12 May 2015 | General Interest

RotaryThis  week Year 9 students had the wonderful opportunity to listen to the experiences of two students who have been involved with the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program. Ms Judy Whelan from Essendon Rotary Club explained the program and how it works. She then had the pleasure of introducing two lovely young people who shared their experiences with our students. Ingrid was from Sweden, via Essendon Rotary Club, and  has been studying in Australia for nearly 12 months and Mitchell a student from Westbourne Grammar via Point Cook Rotary, has spent 2014 in Brazil. They talked about living away from home in a strange country, learning a new language, trying different food, making new friends, coping with being homesick, experiencing different cultures, living with host families. A life changing experience one that will be remembered for the rest of their lives.  Wow - this opportunity is also open to our Year 9s to apply for this Rotary International Youth Exchange Program.

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