RYE (Rotary Youth Exchange) is a US State Department approved and reviewed Foreign Exchange Program. We have sent two Cottonwood students in recent years (one currently in Denmark and another in Brazil) and would love to send more. We can take students who are less than 18 and ½ years of age upon arrival in their host country (plan for August of 2018). If students will turn 18 prior to arrival we have a limited selection of countries. This is an approximately 11 month long youth exchange with one of 13 countries our district exchanges with. Our countries include: Austria – Australia – Brazil – Belgium – Chile – Denmark – Finland – France – Germany – Netherlands – Sweden – Switzerland – Taiwan (and possibly Peru based on special request). The family is primarily responsible for about $5500 in total expenses (airfare, a couple weekends at Rotary events before leaving, and parents allowance for student while abroad).
We are always looking for good host families. The next best thing to being an exchange student is hosting an exchange student. If this might interest you, please reach out to us.
For more information on the local chapter of RYE, visit us at http://www.rye5520.org/