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District 7120 Inbound Exchange Student Orientation
August 23, 2014

Rotary Youth Exchange students spend up to a year living with host families and attending school in a different country. Whether you are in Rotary's long-term or short-term Youth Exchange program, you'll learn a new way of living, a great deal about yourself, and maybe even a new language. You'll also be an ambassador, teaching people you meet about your country, culture, and ideas. You can help bring the world closer and make some good friends in the process.

    For over 75 years, students and host families have broadened their horizons through Rotary Youth Exchange. More than 80 countries and over 8,000 students each year participate in the program, which is administered at the regional level by Rotary districts and at the local level by Rotary clubs. Globally minded Rotary clubs are made up of volunteers who are involved in community service, emphasize high ethical standards, and work toward peace and understanding in the world. Over 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 32,000 clubs create the extensive network that provides support for Youth Exchange.

    Rotary maintains a strong connection to youth and young adults. Besides Youth Exchange, Rotary clubs sponsor youth service clubs such as Interact , Rotaract , and RYLA and offer career development and mentoring programs. Rotary is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all participants in its programs, including Youth Exchange.

For more information contact: John Lanpher at
or Jan Montanye Castillo at

or visit the Rotary International Youth Exchange Site

2015/2016 Outbound Exchange Student
to Thailand ~ Thomas May

Hello Rotarians, my name is Thomas May. I am currently in the 10th grade at Geneseo High School and am looking forward to this long and exciting journey with Rotary International. Some of my hobbies include playing all different types of sports, reading, and the continuous process of learning about Thailand and its culture. I am currently learning two languages besides English which include French and Thai. My future plans include hopefully studying at Cornell University to gain my Doctorate in Zoology. I would like to thank both the Geneseo Rotary Club as well as district 7120 for this wonderful opportunity to learn about and experience a new culture in the amazing country of Thailand.

2014/2015 Outbound
Exchange Student
to Netherlands

Photos of the arrival of
Zach Messerschmidt to Holland

Zach Messerschmidt

2014/2015 Inbound
Exchange Student
From Lins, Brazil

Pedro Mendes
2013/14 Inbound
Exchange Student
From Madrid, Spain

Raquel Otero Arizabalo
2013/14 Outbound
Exchange Student
To Spain

Mary Rutigliano