How is a Rotary Exchange organised?

Rotary exchange students and parents alike tell us that the structure and organisation of a Rotary exchange is one of its many strong points and a real plus.

The exchange structure in New Zealand will be mirrored by the same structure in the hosting country

Exchanges are undertaken between a District 9920 New Zealand Rotary Club and a hosting (Overseas) Rotary Club. The Student is placed in the care of the hosting Rotary club that will appoint a Counsellor for their student and will also organise the host families (Host families may not always be Rotarians).

In addition to the Club support structure each country will also have a Youth Exchange Committee that oversees the operation of the exchange Programme in their Rotary area or district and this provides another contact or support point for students

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Each Rotary Area or District is certified by Rotary International to ensure consistency of standards and processes in conducting the Rotary Exchange Programme. The Programme provides a series of support structures for each student.

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