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Title: ROTARY DISTRICT 7770


1
ROTARY DISTRICT 7770
2
Thank You, Host Families!
Without you this program could not exist !
3
YOUTH EXCHANGEResources
  • www.yeoresources.org
  • www. rotary . org
  • RI Youth Exchange Handbook
  • Application (Long Term Short Term Programs)
  • Marketing materials
  • First Night Questionnaire
  • Evaluations
  • www. rotaryyouthexchange7770 . org
  • Contact Information
  • Important Events
  • CISI-Bolduc Insurance Agency
  • Bokoff-Kaplan Travel Services
  • Student District Information

4
YOUTH EXCHANGECalendar
  • JUNE 7 9, 2007
  • YEO Host Family Training _at_ Camp Bob Cooper
    (June 8th)
  • Outbound Orientation Camp _at_ Camp Bob Cooper
    (Mandatory)
  • AUGUST 17 19, 2007
  • YEO Host Family Training _at_ Camp Bob Cooper
    (August 19th)
  • Inbound Orientation Camp _at_ Camp Bob Cooper
    (Mandatory)
  • SEPTEMBER NOVEMBER
  • Recruiting / Selection Process of Outbound
    Candidates
  • DECEMBER
  • District Interviews for Outbound Candidates
  • Holiday Party (Mandatory) Sunday, December 2,
    2007
  • Club Hosting Agreements due to district for next
    year by January 1, 2008

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YOUTH EXCHANGECalendar
  • JANUARY APRIL 2008
  • Placement of Outbound Students
  • Inbound paperwork arrives from abroad
  • FEBRUARY 2008
  • District Interact Convention (Mandatory)
  • APRIL 2008
  • District Conference _at_ Myrtle Beach, SC
    (Mandatory)
  • MAY JUNE 2008
  • Finalize placement of Outbound students
  • Finalize placement of new Inbound students
  • Western Adventure tour for old Inbound students
    (Optional)

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Important District 7770 Policy
Must not miss the following Mandatory Functions
  • Inbound Orientation Camp August 17-19, 2007
  • Holiday Party December 2, 2007
  • District 7770 Interact Convention February 2008
  • District 7770 Conference Myrtle Beach, SC March
    26-28, 2008

7
Rotary Western Adventure Trip
  • Typically mid June
  • 15 days tour of the Western United States
  • Travel by Motor Coach with about 200 other
    exchange students
  • Deadline to sign up January 2008
  • Approximate Cost 2,000.00
  • Not including spending money

More information will be available at the Holiday
Party in December
8
Inbound Student Challenges
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CHALLENGES FOR THE ROTARY EXCHANGE STUDENT
Your Community
Host Families
School
Exchange Student / Counselor
Host Rotary Club
Friends in High School
Host Rotary District
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Challenges for the StudentFamily, School,
Community
  • Adapting to rules of your host family
  • Doing well in school
  • Homesickness / making close friends
  • Speaking English
  • Following the rules of Rotary
  • Getting involved in Rotary club and community

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Challenges for the StudentMaking Close Friends
  • Help students to make good choices
  • Help in finding clubs for student to join
  • Interact ( in many of the schools)
  • Sports (must get approval to participate in team
    school sports via athletic director to school
    board)
  • Youth Groups
  • Active participation is good cure for homesickness

12
Challenges for the StudentSpeaking English
  • Often students speak own language
  • Considered quite rude
  • Forces others away and isolates student
  • This can be a major problem
  • Do Not enable the student by finding others who
    speak the language. One of the major goals of an
    exchange student is to learn to speak English!
  • Reinforce students use of English even if they
    make mistakes

13
Challenges for the StudentPhysical Activities
  • Encourage physical activities to help with
  • Stress, headaches
  • Weight Gain (very common)
  • Meeting and making friends

14
Student Guidelines Rules
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Rotary Rules Responsibilities
  • Rotary International Rules
  • Common Sense Rules Conditions of Exchange
  • Strict Rules Conditions of Exchange
  • Violation may result in a student being placed on
    probation or sent home early at the students
    expense

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Common Sense Rules
  • Smoking is discouraged
  • Become an integral part of the Host Family
  • Learn the language of your host country
  • Attend Rotary-sponsored host family events
  • Get involved in your school community
  • Choose friends in the community carefully
  • Do not borrow money. Pay any bills you incur
    promptly

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  • Travel is permitted with host parents or for
    Rotary club or district functions authorized by
    the hosting Rotary District with proper adult
    chaperones
  • Make sure you understand the costs involved for
    any trips or events for which you may be
    responsible
  • Visits by parents siblings are strongly
    discouraged
  • Absolutely no visits allowed by boyfriends or
    girlfriends
  • Understand that you are under the Hosting
    Districts authority while you are an exchange
    student
  • You must return directly home at the end of your
    exchange year i.e., no side trips.


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Strict Rules
  • Obey the Laws of the Host Country
  • Stealing is prohibited No Exceptions
  • Unauthorized travel is not allowed
  • Must attend school and make honest attempt to
    succeed
  • Abide by the rules and guidelines of Hosting
    District

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The Four Ds for Rotary Exchange Students
  • DRUGS Students are not allowed to possess or
    use illegal drugs
  • DRINKING Drinking of alcoholic beverages is
    expressly forbidden
  • DRIVING Students are not permitted to operate
    or drive a motorized vehicle of any kind while in
    host country
  • DATING Students are generally allowed to date
    but must avoid serious romantic activities.
    Students must abstain from sexual activity and
    promiscuity.

20
District 7770 Guidelines
The district committee has set forth basic
guidelines or soft rules which each student is
expected to follow. Violation of these District
Guidelines may also result in a student being
placed on probation or being sent home. These
Guidelines have been established in order to
protect the integrity of the the Youth Exchange
Program.
21
District 7770 Guidelines
  • Strict adherence to RI Rules and Conditions of
    Exchange
  • Use of English at all student events
  • Make efforts to include everyone in all
    activities, i.e., no clicks
  • Follow instructions at Rotary functions,
    including curfew, lights out, and schedules

22
District 7770 Guidelines
  • Respect host family culture
  • Respect host family time, rules, and schedule
  • Participate in community, school, and Rotary
    events
  • Proactively share culture with host family,
    Rotary, and other groups

23
District 7770 Guidelines
  • Limit non-Rotary sanctioned visits with other
    Inbound students
  • Do not expect host family to operate a taxi
    service or to be a tour guide
  • Follow appropriate steps to resolve conflicts
  • YEO, Host Family student to set reasonable
    return date at end of exchange year
  • Return date is NOT dictated by the student!
  • Return directly home at end of year.

24
Travel Policy
  • Student Travel
  • Limit control
  • Host Family, YEO approval if inside district
  • District approval if outside district for greater
    24 hours
  • No unaccompanied travel
  • Unauthorized travel result sent home
  • District should be able to get in contact with a
    student at all times.
  • Keep us notified of trips away from home.
  • Family Visits
  • Only with prior D7770 approval
  • Only during last quarter of exchange
  • Approval from District required BEFORE plans are
    finalized

25
Travel Policy
  • Examples of Travel
  • Traveling with Host Family or Rotarians (Notify
    District. Consider type of travel for
    permissions.)
  • School or Church related trips (Use judgment for
    permission from District and natural parents.
    Example Ski trip, whitewater rafting, etc.)
  • Prohibited Traveling (No unaccompanied travel)

26
Family Visits
  • Discouraged by Rotary International
  • Must be approved by District Chair prior to plans
    being finalized
  • Never allowed during holidays
  • Absolutely no visits by boyfriends or girlfriends.

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How To Determine The Students Date to Return Home
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Important to Remember
The exchange year ends at the end of the school
year unless student has signed up for the Western
Adventure Trip. We know its difficult at the
end of the exchange year but students must make
plans to return home at a reasonable time. The
student does not dictate return date.
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Students should discuss return date with
  • Youth Exchange Officer
  • The District 7770 Committee
  • Host Parents

30
Host Family Guidelines
31
Hosting Guidelines
  • First Night First night questions are a must
    for the FIRST NIGHT!
  • Treat student as a member of your family
  • Delegate daily responsibilities for the home
  • Assist student in finding the right friends
  • Be prepared to say No when appropriate
  • Ensure students dress / present themselves
    properly

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Hosting Guidelines
  • Have student share motivation as to why they want
    to be an exchange student
  • Answer First Night Questionnaire found in
    Rotary International Handbook - www.rotary.org
  • Explain family rules in detail, write them down
    so there is no confusion
  • Host family must keep Inbound Students paperwork
    (The student will arrive with a packet with
    passport, flight info, insurance cards, contact
    information, emergency money-350.00, etc.)

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Host Family Guidelines
  • Host Family is required to
  • Provide safe, happy home
  • Accept the student as their own child
  • Talk to the student about expectations
  • Communicate with the student
  • Encourage / Foster learning using English
  • Discourage using native language
  • Provide / Arrange for transportation, within
    reason.

34
Host Family Guidelines
  • Host Family is not required to
  • Be members of Rotary
  • Have any children in the home
  • Have children of the same age or sex in the home
  • Provide separate bedroom (separate bed and
    adequate privacy is required)
  • Furnish spending money to the student.

35
Host Family Guidelines
  • Host Family should keep
  • Passport
  • Airline tickets
  • 350 Emergency money
  • Health insurance policy claim forms
  • Contact Information

36
Sample Family Rules
  • No smoking
  • Be on time
  • Curfew
  • Need to know students friends
  • Keep up with homework from school
  • No telephone/computer after certain hour
  • Help with household chores

37
Rotary International Sample Questions for Host
Family
  • First Night Questionnaire _at_ www.rotaryyouthexchang
    e7770.org
  • 42 sample questions
  • Helps to answer many basic issues and open
    communication BEFORE there is a problem
  • Not all will apply

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Use of Telephone
  • Explain how it works
  • Limit calls to home country (family, friends)
  • Ensure no surprise telephone bills
  • Cell phone usage (Many clubs or host families
    choose to provide a basic cell phone plan during
    exchange.) Discuss plan minutes, text
    messaging, school rules, etiquette, etc.
  • Options for student call home
  • Telephone cards
  • Call home and ask that they call back

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Use of Family Computer
  • Do not let student spend too much time on
    computer (e-mail, chat rooms, etc.)
  • Limit / Prohibit downloading information
  • Explain no visits to inappropriate websites

41
Beware of Chat Rooms
Monitor computer usage to assure that student
  • Never gives personal information
  • Never gives address or telephone numbers
  • Never agrees to a personal meeting
  • Doesnt believe everything they see in chat rooms

42
Insurance Paperwork
  • CISI-Bolduc Insurance Agency
  • www.cisi-bolduc.com
  • 800-303-8120Fax 203-399-5596 E-mail
    cisiwebadmin_at_culturalinsurance.com.
  • Insurance ID cards
  • Accident, Health, Life, Personal Liability
  • See www.rotary.org for additional information
  • regarding student insurance.

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Problems Resolutions
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Common Problems
  • Homesickness (it will happen at some point)
  • Language difficulty
  • Bad habits (usually from misunderstanding)
  • School related problems
  • Problems fitting in with local kids
  • Too much time on the telephone or internet

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Handling Problems
  • Some problems will occur
  • Students must ask for help, in this order
  • Host family
  • Club counselor/Youth exchange officer
  • District 7770 Committee

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Handling Emergencies
  • Contact District Chair immediately in the case of
    accident or injury of a student
  • If The District Chair is not available, contact
    the nearest member of the District 7770 Committee
    (Use contact information)
  • District Chair will advise as to procedures to
    follow

47
What the District 7770 Committee Expects of
Students
  • Conduct yourself as a Goodwill Ambassador
  • Attend school and give your best effort
  • Adapt to your host family and USA culture
  • Follow the Rotary rules and guidelines.

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The 11 Commandments for Rotary Youth Exchange
Students
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The 11 Commandments
  • Take the initiative in adapting to your host
    family
  • Be a serious student
  • Establish good relationships with your host
    Rotary Club
  • Understand and appreciate the host countrys
    culture and values
  • Reflect and communicate your countrys culture
    and values

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The 11 Commandments
  • Dont try to convert the natives
  • Dont make unfavorable comparisons between your
    country and the host country
  • Practice the utmost courtesy to everyone
  • Be happy with your lot as a Rotary Exchange
    Ambassador
  • Say an enthusiastic YES to invitations and
    opportunities to go places and do things

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