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
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
Yours in Rotary,
Neil Harrison, Chair                                                  
Short Term Youth Exchange Committee