Long Term

Long Term is first of the two options you have as an exchange student. Here are some details.

LONG TERM:

  • 15.5 – 18.5 YEARS OLD

  • 11 MONTH EXCHANGE ABROAD

  • SCHOOL ATTENDANCE REQUIRED

  • LIVE WITH 1-4 HOST FAMILIES

  • TOTAL IMMERSION PROGRAM TO LEARN A CULTURE & LANGUAGE

  • AVERAGE COST INCLUDING AIRFARE, SPENDING MONEY, REQUIRED INSURANCE, POSSIBLE LANGUAGE CAMPS, OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL TRAVEL TOURS, PROGRAM TRAINING:  $1700-$5,000, PLUS AIRFARE

  • YOUR LOCAL FAMILY HOSTS AN INBOUND EXCHANGE STUDENT DURING YOUR ABSENCE

  • YOUR FAMILY HELPS (ALONG WITH (3) ADDITIONAL FAMILIES) WITH THE HOSTING RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN INBOUND EXCHANGE STUDENT DURING YOUR ABSENCE


ROTARY LONG TERM YOUTH EXCHANGE APPLICATION HELP SHEET


  • Read this page entirely before beginning the process

  • Go to the ESSEX (Eastern States Student Exchange) website: www.exchangestudent.org

  • On the left side, in the blue bar, go to ‘Application Process’ and click on ‘Long Term’

  • READ all of the Long Term page before beginning the application process

  • In the middle of this page is the ‘Long Term Application Download’

  • Click on ‘Download the Application’

  • This Long Term application will ONLY be accepted typed and is fillable on line and can be saved to your computer

  • Be sure to familiarize yourself with the application (read through all of it) before filling it out

  • SAVE YOUR APPLICATION AS ‘OB (your) FIRST NAME LAST NAME 2016.17’

  • The ENTIRE application needs to be filled out COMPLETELY, however

  • Print and send the first two pages of this application, along with your (nonrefundable) application fee ($300 check), made out to Rotary District 7255 – Youth Exchange, to the District Chair to confirm your interest and serious inquiry. Email the Chair for the address to send the first two pages of your application and continue to complete the rest of the application.

  • You will need to make appointments with your Doctor and Dentist to have some of this application completed -- this will take the most time, so make the appointments with both immediately to expedite the process

  • This application (all 15 pages) should be brought with you for the required interviews, details to follow.

  • We will accept the application (minus the doctor, and dentist) for the Interviews.  You will have a week or two after the interviews to complete the entire application to submit to the YE Chair

  • Follow the Directions—they are very clear

  • Be sure it to a copy to your computer for your reference, and to complete it.

  • Be sure to use a current school photo or a current passport photo ONLY for the first page photo (do not include a snapshot or selfie)—directions are in the photo box

  • Email the YE District Chair and the Sponsoring Rotary Club Youth Exchange Officer SECTION A (two pages) of the application as a PDF

  • When the YE Chair receives the first two pages, you will receive the details of the required Interviews.


Things you may need to know to complete the Long Term Application:


  • We are in Rotary District 7255

  • You will have to email the Club Youth Exchange Officer and/or the District Youth Exchange Chair for detailed club information that will need to be included in your Long Term Application (SECTION E), including the Rotary Club (here) Sponsoring the exchange, the Sponsoring Rotary Club President (here) , the Sponsoring Rotary Club Youth Exchange Officer (YEO), and the Rotary Club number—this will differ for each student, (by area the student is from)

  • District Youth Exchange Chair:  Pamela Einstman, einstman.pamela@gmail.com

  • District Youth Exchange Chair--call 516-900-2YEP for further information and email addressBe sure to CAPITALIZE YOUR LAST NAME ONLY AT THE TOP OF THE APPLICATION (ie: John SMITH). All the same information will populate automatically throughout the application.

  • Be sure to save a copy of the completed application to your computer for reference and if anything needs to be edited in any way


Read this page entirely before beginning the process

  • Go to the District 7255 Youth exchange website: www.rotaryexchange.org

  • Go to the ‘apply now’ button, for the Long Term application and directions

  • READ all of the Long Term application pages before beginning the application process

  • This Long Term application will ONLY be accepted typed and is fillable on line and can be saved to your computer

  • Be sure to familiarize yourself with the application (read through all of it) before filling it out

  • SAVE YOUR APPLICATION AS ‘OB (your) FIRST NAME LAST NAME 2016.17’ to your computer for reference

  • The ENTIRE application needs to be filled out COMPLETELY, however,

  • Print and send the first two pages of this application, along with your (nonrefundable) application fee ($300 check), made out to Rotary District 7255 – Youth Exchange, to the District Chair to confirm your interest and serious inquiry. Email the Chair for the address to send the first two pages of your application and continue to complete the rest of the application

  • You will need to make appointments with your Doctor and Dentist to have some of this application completed, along with acquiring the required school reference, -- this will take the most time, so make the appointments to do this immediately to expedite the process

  • This application (all 15 pages) should be brought with you for the required interviews, details to follow.

  • You will need to include a copy of your Passport with your application, and your Passport needs to be current 6 months beyond your return date. You may need to apply for another Passport to meet this requirement

  • You will need to include the Country Assignment Selection list, with (5) choices, in the order of your preference, signed and dated. Be sure to read each countries requirements BEFORE making your selection, and that you have discussed your selections with your parents. This list is constantly updated and is found on the ESSEX (Eastern States Student Exchange) website at: exchangestudent.org , near the bottom of the right hand side.

  • Follow the Directions—they are very clear

  • Be sure it to a copy to your computer for your reference, and to complete it.

  • Be sure to use a current school photo or a current passport photo ONLY for the first page photo (do not include a snapshot or selfie)—directions are in the photo box

  • Email the YE District Chair and the Sponsoring Rotary Club Youth Exchange Officer SECTION A (two pages) of the application as a PDF

  • When the YE Chair receives the first two pages, you will be contacted with the details of the required Interviews