Rotary Youth Exchange
An Experience of a Lifetime
MAKING INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIPS
Rotary International's Eastern States Student EXchange Program (ESSEX) organizes all Rotary student year abroad youth study exchanges for 31 Rotary International districts which span 16 states in the eastern United States, Bermuda and Quebec and New Brunswick, Canada. Exchange students study in a foreign high school, experience a foreign culture, live with one or more host families, learn a new language and have the opportunity to travel.
Additional information on Rotary International's Youth Exchange program is also available from the Rotary International web site.
ESSEX in 2015 starting using the YEAH (Youth Exchange Administration Hub) database. All member Rotary Districts with Youth Exchange Programs use the database to facilitate member Districts’ compliance with the United States Department of State (DoS), Council for Student International Education Travel (CSIET) and Rotary International regulations.
If you have any questions regarding specific information on Long Term Outbound Program contact Amber Seidel ([email protected]), or for Long Term Inbound Program contact Walt Tilley at (w[email protected]), or for Short Term Exchange Program contact Tom Barton at ([email protected]).
ESSEX Recruitment brochures for Outbound students can be ordered by e-mailing the District Office at [email protected]. The cost is 25 cents per brochure plus shipping charges of $3.00 for every 50 brochures ordered. Make check payable to Rotary District 7390 Youth Exchange Program and mail to Rotary District 7390, 515 South George Street, York, PA 17401-2723.
Rotary International is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all participants in Rotary activities. It is the duty of all Rotarians', Rotarians' spouses, partners and other volunteers to safeguard to the best of their ability the welfare of and to prevent the physical, sexual or emotional abuse of children and young people with whom they come into contact. The phone numbers and e-mail addresses are listed below for host families, exchange students and the public to report circumstances impacting a student's health, safety and well being during the exchange student's exchange visitor program.
You can download the Student Protection Policy (SX713), Abuse and harassment Reporting Guidelines (SX714) and the Allegation Reporting Flowchart (SX716) that D7390 adheres to and uses to comply with the Rotary International Regulations and the Department of State Requirements.
- District Governor - Kevin Cogan, 717-609-7770, [email protected]
- District Governor Elect - Una Martone, 717-599-1783, [email protected]
- District Governor Nominee - John May, 717-649-2053, [email protected]
- District 7390 Student Protection Officer - Tod Kline, 717-657-5117, [email protected]
- District 7930 Youth Exchange Chair - Linda Spotts, (W)717-920-5250, (H)717-652-7548, [email protected]
- ESSEX Student Protection Officer - Ron Smith, (H) 610-277-7553, (C)215-896-6870, [email protected]
- US Department of State - 1-866-283-9090 or [email protected]