Rotary Friendship Exchange – A Fun Way to Experience the International Part of Rotary

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The Rotary Friendship Exchange program gives Rotarians and their families the opportunity to host and visit Rotarians around the world. In addition to experiencing other cultures and making lasting friendships, an exchange provides a strong foundation for carrying out other international activities and service projects.

The primary goal of a Friendship Exchange is to build greater international understanding and goodwill among Rotarians and their families. In addition, exchange participants can:

  • Learn how their vocations are practiced in other parts of the world
  • Observe new customs and cultures
  • Promote an appreciation of cultural diversity worldwide

 

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Types of Friendship Exchange

The two main types of Friendship Exchanges are the visitor exchange and the team exchange. In both types, the participating districts agree upon the number of people or couples participating, length of stay, and other details. Rotary Friendship Exchanges are expected to be reciprocal.

Team exchange

The team exchange allows several Rotarians or Rotary couples to travel to different communities in a host district for a period of up to one month.

Volunteer/Service Exchange

Volunteer or service exchanges include opportunities for visiting Rotarians to participate in the service activities of a host club during an exchange.

Note: This is not a Rotary Foundation program and as such does not qualify for a District or TRF grant. Those interested in grant opportunities for a vocational exchange should talk with the District Grants Chair about a Vocational Training Team.

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Upcoming Exchanges

2016

September 4 – 20      Outgoing Team To Wales
September 22 – October 5      Outgoing Team to Finger Lakes, NY (Domestic)

2017

February 3 – 20      Outgoing Team to South Africa
March 22 – April 5      Outgoing Team to New Mexico (Domestic)
April 28 – May       Outgoing Team to Romania Moldova
June 15 – 25      Incoming Team from South Africa
August 3 – 15      Incoming Team from New Mexico (Domestic)
September 15 – Oct 2      Incoming Team from Romania Moldova

2018

  Nova Scotia dates not set
  Perth Australia in February 2018
  Chile in September 2018

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Important Dates

December 1, 2016       Applications Are Due for Outgoing New Mexico Team

December 15, 2016     Applications Are Due for Outgoing Romania Moldova Team

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Recent Past Exchanges

2015    India, Sweden, Romania Moldova

2016    Peru, Wales, Upstate New York

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District 5110 Rotary Friendship Exchange Committee

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Camille Ronzio – Chair
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