UPDATE – June 12, 2023
Message from Rotary District 5160 Youth Exchange Chair Evan Tuchinsky
This has been an eventful year for Rotary Youth Exchange in District 5160! Clubs hosted eight students from overseas — Western Europe, Eastern Europe, South America — and sponsored six Northern California students on exchange in Europe. We have three students headed out for the 2023-24 school year, to Europe and Asia.
Rebuilding momentum following Rotary’s pause in the program during the pandemic is a marathon rather than a sprint. We’re gearing up for a full return to normal for 2024-25, when we’re also planning to roll out a Short-Term Exchange Program (STEP) for families and students who would prefer an alternative experience to a full-year exchange.
Several of our long-time members of the Youth Exchange Committee are transitioning to new responsibilities in Rotary, and new members are stepping up to fill the void. Thanks to all of them!
If you’re interested in participating in Youth Exchange — student, host parent, volunteer — please check out the information on our site here, and please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Thank you for your interest in Youth Exchange!
Youth Exchange Chair
Please check back for further updates as they become available or contact us at D5160YEXOutbound@gmail.com.