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Rotary Youth Exchange Tips & Tricks

Rotary Youth Exchange Tips & Tricks

By Rotex Club District 5360
The creators of this podcast are all former Rotary youth exchange students who want to share the joys and challenges of living in a different country. We hope that our experiences will encourage you, or someone you know, to take the leap and move abroad as well!
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Rotary Youth Programs to Check Out on Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange Tips & Tricks

Rotary Youth Programs to Check Out on Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange Tips & Tricks

Loneliness and Designing Your Own Journey
This episode highlights Sarah, a Canadian student who went to Belgium. She talks about how she had a truly incredible exchange, but how behind even the most incredible of exchanges there can be mental health struggles, and how we can’t keep portraying exchange as a year-long vacation. This is by far our longest episode yet, but worth every minute!
May 3, 2021
Living in a Tropical Environment for the First Time
Chat with Leah, a former exchange student, about her experience living in Brazil and learn how she adjusted to the tropical climate, humidity, bugs, and more!
February 20, 2021
Homesickness and Airplane Jitters
Meet Adhit! He is a Rotex from District 3142 in India and shares his experiences as an exchange student in Brazil! For more RYE content check out Adhit’s podcast Rotex Candid :)
February 5, 2021
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Exchange
Join Dr. Bowtie Todd Jenkins as he walks us through his philosophies on diversity, equity, inclusion, and the Rotary youth exchange! His leadership advice and way of seeing the world will brighten your day :) Learn more about Dr. Bowtie here:
January 19, 2021
Introducing Season 2
This season we are striving to talk about a more diverse range of experiences and issues, from a wide range of cultural backgrounds! Reach out to us if you have any episode suggestions.
January 9, 2021
Living in a Country Whose Politics You Fundamentally Disagree With
Hear from Lucas, a Rotex and Rotaractor, who found that popular opinion in his host country was very different from back home.
September 18, 2020
How I Planned My Education Around My Exchange At 14
Meet the host, Maya, and hear about her experience as the youngest exchange student in Switzerland and how she managed to plan her Canadian high school education around her exchange to graduate with her friends after coming home.
September 11, 2020
Rotary Youth Programs to Check Out on Exchange
Past District 5360 governor Christine introduces us to all the Rotary International youth programs, many of which are useful for exchange students to know about.
August 28, 2020
Keeping an Open Mind with Host Family Variations
Former exchange student and Rotex Sari touches on country selection and shares her experiences with her three very different host families.
August 13, 2020
Learning Your Host Language Fast
Former exchange student and Rotex Daniel shares his advice for achieving your foreign language goals, with a special emphasis on tonal languages.
August 5, 2020
Finding Community Involvement Opportunities in Your Host Country
Hear from extracurricular expert Emma on how she got involved with everything from dance to photography on her exchange, overcoming language barriers in the process!
August 2, 2020
What exactly is a Rotary Youth Exchange?
Why Rotary? Former exchange student and senior Rotex Meghan walk us through the basics of becoming an exchange student.
July 30, 2020
Thinking of going on a Rotary Youth Exchange? You’ve come to the right place.
July 24, 2020