The Waupaca Breakfast Rotary Club is seeking students to participate in a short-term student exchange program this summer.
Rotarians will explain the program at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Waupaca High School Community Room.
Both prospective exchange students and their parents are invited to attend the informational program.
The goals of Rotary’s exchange program are to promote international goodwill, provide U.S. students an opportunity to live overseas for three to four weeks, and provide the same opportunities for foreign students to visit the U.S.
Short-term exchanges give students an opportunity to experience foreign travel at a much more affordable cost and shorter time commitment then Rotary’s long-term exchanges.
Prospective students must be between the ages of 15 and 19 when they depart on their exchange. Students do not need to be affiliated with Rotary to qualify.
Currently there are about 15 countries doing short-term exchanges with the United States. Among the nations involved in the program are Spain, Sweden, France, Germany, Thailand and Turkey.
There is no cost to attend the March 10 informational meeting.
To learn more about short term exchanges, visit Rotary websites at www.rye6220.org or www.summerexchange.org.