Help to support peace by sponsoring a student for the Summer Exchange Abroad Program this Rotary year! STEP allows students aged between 15 and 19 to experience the challenge and opportunity of a foreign exchange without committing to a full year. “What You Need to Know” summarizes the program and is available on the District’s website at https://rotary5440.org/sitepage/summer-youth-exchange.
 
The program is an easy way to support youth programs in your community. And it’s so easy to sponsor a student. Your club pays nothing to sponsor a student for an exciting summer exchange. You spread the word; your Youth Counselor interviews applicants and their parents, and inspects their home; and you sign some simple forms. That’s it!
 
What about Covid-19? The US student and their family must agree with their exchange sister/brother and their family that it is safe to travel to, and reside in, the exchange country. If either the US or foreign family requests cancellation because of Covid-19, the exchange will be cancelled at no cost to the student.
 
We wish you the best of luck in sponsoring your students this summer. A step-by-step guide to the process is available.  If you have any questions, please call me or email me at District5440.STEP@gmail.com.
 
Yours in Rotary,
 
Neil Harrison, Chair                                                  
Short Term Youth Exchange Committee      
307-760-3373