Getting ready to go abroad


Preparation

Prior to the exchange, it would be beneficial to the student to research and to learn as much about their host country as they can. The student would focus on subjects like history, literature, arts, and the principle struggles of the country. Libraries, bookstores, and websites are good ways to obtain information.

Language

The student is not expected to be fluent in the host language before departure, but he/she will be expected to have a basic understanding of the new language. It will help them in understanding schoolwork, their host families, signs around the area they will be living in, and it will help them make new friends during the exchange.

Native Culture

It is necessary for the student to learn as much about their own country as they can, as he/she will most likely be asked questions about their home. They will most likely be expected to answer questions about their countryís geography, history, politics, customs, culture, and government.

Practical Information

  • PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES. The student must know how to contact parents, host clubs, and district sponsors should a flight be delayed or missed
  • The student would only bring a small amount of host country currency with them upon first arriving
  • The student must wear the Rotary blazer while traveling

School

  • It is the studentís responsibility to regularly attend school and to take studies seriously.
  • Students are encouraged to participate in school activities

Language Proficiency

  • Every student, regardless of preparation, will struggle with the language of his/her host country.
  • The language will be learned through day-to-day involvement in the host country.
  • The student must not ever hesitate to ask for clarification on a certain subject.
  • The student should always carry a good dictionary with them.

Homesickness

  • It is normal for the student to be homesick during the beginning of their exchange.
  • To combat homesickness, it is best to get involved with activities
  • Homesickness is never a good reason for the student to return home.

Telephone and E-mail Use

  • The student must try to limit these forms of contact, as constant contact with family and friends could get in his/her way when adjusting to the new country
  • It is, however, encouraged that the student makes contact with family occasionally to give updates on their exchange

News and Events 2016
Welcone home Rotary D9400 YEX REBOUNDS. We would love to hear about your recent travels!!! So please dont forget to share on on our FB page.

Applications are now OPEN for the 2016/2017 intake. Please apply with your local Rotary club.

District Interviews will be held on the 13 February 2016.

Orientation 1 will be held from the 4th - 6th March 2016.