COVID-19 UPDATE – JANUARY 11, 2021
During these challenging times we want to continue to reassure our students, their parents, our youth exchange officers, counselors, and host families that we are committed to sending and receiving youth exchange students for the 2021-22 exchange year. Many Rotary districts have decided to cancel their efforts for the coming year or have deferred a decision until February or March, but we feel we owe it to our students, who have planned and dreamed of this opportunity, to do everything we can to fulfill their dream. Our international partners share this philosophy and are working hard to ensure the students will be able to experience their exchange for the 2021-22 school year.
Of course, we expect the visa and entry requirements to evolve as we move forward toward the summer, but the initiation globally of the COVID vaccine offers hope that by August 2021 students will be able to travel to their host countries. So, we move forward, keeping students engaged with learning their new language, and studying the culture and government of their host country.
Please check back for further updates as they become available or contact us at D5160YEXOutbound@gmail.com.