The District 5450 Incoming Rocky Mountain Rotary Youth Exchange students have arrived!  They were welcomed at at barbeque picnic last Sunday, August 26th.
Objectives of the RMRYE Program
  • To further international goodwill and understanding by enabling students to study first hand some of the problems and accomplishments of people in lands other than their own.
  • To enable students to advance their education by studying for a year in an environment entirely different from their own, and undertaking the study of courses and subjects not normally available to them in their own country.
  • To give students opportunities to broaden their outlook by learning to live with and meet people of different cultures, creeds, and colors and by having to cope with day-to-day problems in an environment completely different from the one they have experienced at home.
  • To have students act as ambassadors for their own country by addressing Rotary Clubs, community organizations and youth groups in their host country; by imparting as much knowledge as they can of their own country, its attributes and its problems to the people they meet during their year abroad.
  • To provide sufficient time to study and observe another country's culture so that upon returning home students can pass on the knowledge they have gained by addressing Rotary clubs and other organizations and assimilate the positive aspects into their everyday living

Will It Build Goodwill and Better Friendships?

Yes, it will. More than any other Rotary program, Rotary Youth Exchange promotes goodwill between nations regardless of race, religion, politics, culture, and even cuisine.
You can help interview potential outbound students, vet host families for inbound students, promote the program to outbounders and help secure enrollment for inbound students in your local schools, assist your club’s inbound students with transportation and events, and much more.
Whether you’re already familiar with the program, have a desire to promote international friendships, or have even just seen the benefits of international travel in your own life, consider joining the Rotary Youth Exchange team in some capacity.