We are pleased to inform you of offers that we have received from our Rotary Youth Exchange partners in Austria, Germany and France. We have been offered a 3 month short term exchange for students between the ages 18 and 25. The participants should ideally be Rotaractors or former Interactors, though prospects who have never been involved in the 2 programmes are welcome to participate. The student to Austria will leave in early September, while the one to Germany departs in October. The former will be based in the Drosendorf region and has a choice of the following vocations: electrical engineering, medicine and pharmacy, carpentry, milling,veterinary science, construction, wine making and agriculture. The German bound student can be focused on any vocation and will be based in either one of the German provinces. Our French counterparts have requested for 2 students whose placement will be confirmed in due course.
We have also received a proposal from Germany for a group of students to visit our district for 6 weeks during their summer holidays between end of June and end of August. In reciprocation, their districts will host our students for 6 weeks between end of November and middle of January. The students are hosted in the family of their host partner
and go to school if possible for a few days. There is on offer a Rotary guided tour which is concluded by a three day skiing trip in Austria. The cost for the tour are 600 Euro including all meals, entrance fees, hostels, ski equipment etc. You may search for Rotary Adventstour 2014“ for your information. A total of 6 to 8 participants are invited and they must be between 18 and 30 years of age.
Participants in the group of individual exchange are expected to pay for their air travel, insurance and tours, with the host districts offering accommodation and meals. Deadline for application is the 31st of March with the interviews of the shortlisted candidates set for Saturday the 25th of April 2015. All applications must be submitted electronically to Past President Tafadzwa Katemauswa on tkatemauswa[at]gmail.com.
Below is the application form and New Generations Service Exchange handbook.