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As a Youth Exchange student, you agree to

  • Act as an ambassador for your home country
  • Abide by all program rules of your host Rotary club and district
  • Accept the supervision of the host family, club, and district
  • Ask questions of your host family and local Rotarians
  • Be an active participant in your exchange

District 7080 rules

1)    District 7080 neither sponsors nor accepts students who smoke.

2)    The student must attend school regularly and make an honest attempt to succeed.

3)    Obey the Laws of the Host Country.  If found guilty of violating any law, the student can expect no assistance from their sponsors. Student will be returned home when authorities release him/her.

4)    The student is not allowed to possess or use illegal drugs. Medicine prescribed by a physician is allowed.

5)    The student is not authorized to operate a motorized vehicle of any kind that requires a federal/state/provincial license, or to participate in driver education programs.

6)    The illegal drinking of alcoholic beverages is expressly forbidden. If the host family offers a student an alcoholic drink, it is permissible to accept it under their supervision in their home.

7)    Stealing is prohibited. There are no exceptions.

8)    Unauthorized travel is not allowed. Students must follow the travel rules of the Host District.

9)    The student must be covered by a health and life insurance policy agreeable to the Hosting District.

10) Duration of the exchange is expected to be 11 to 12 months.