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2017 Rotary Youth Exchange Program

Published: June 11, 2017 12:00 AM

The Rotary Club of Hudson, Rotary District 6630 is seeking Hudson families to host a foreign exchange student for the school year beginning in August. Rotary's inbound exchange student, Lucas, is a 16-year- old boy from Brazil and will be enrolled as a junior in Hudson High School.

Lucas enjoys listening to music and playing basketball.

His favorite subjects are math and physics. His mother is a geography teacher, his father an agronomist and he has a brother attending college. Lucas has excellent English skills, and describes himself as friendly, easy going and open to new experiences.

The Rotary Youth Exchange program is a world-wide program that provides study abroad for students 15-18 years old. Each year over 8,000 students from 28 countries participate in the Rotary Youth Exchange program.

About 12 students this year will attend schools in Northeast Ohio.

An ideal exchange places a student in two to four homes during the year. This results in a more diversified cultural experience for the student as well as minimizes the burden on any one family. Host families must reside in Hudson but need not have children attending Hudson schools. Families must be motivated to host a foreign student and all members of the family must want the student and the opportunity to experience a different culture within the home.

Further information and the host family application may be found at the Rotary Youth Exchange website www.ohioerie.org or by calling Joe Avella at 330-715-9733.


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