Be An Exchange Student / Host An Exchange Student
Informational Meeting • May 16, 2012

“If all 17-year-olds had a chance to be a Rotary Youth Exchange Student, there would be no more war.”
-- Carl Wilhelm Stenhammar, president of Rotary International, 2005-06

Learn what it’s like to be a high school exchange student or learn about opportunities to become a multi-national family via hosting for a three- to four-month period. Talk to high school students who have gone on exchange, and to families who have hosted.


North Star Rotary Youth Exchange is a year-long high school exchange program for students ages 15 to 19. North Star exchanges with nearly 30 countries around the world and provides a unique, safe and life-enriching program for its participants.

Read more at, and come to the meeting!

Who: Anyone who is interested in high school exchange programs, but particularly students who live in Minneapolis or attend Minneapolis schools.

What: An information meeting for students and families on what it’s like to be an exchange student and what it’s like to host a Rotary Youth Exchange Student.

Where: Diamond Lake Lutheran Church
    5760 Portland Ave., Minneapolis

When: May 16: Come to either session, or both!

6:00 - 6:45 p.m. for dinner and informal talk about the program at our special table. Free-will offering for the dinner, served by the church.

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. for a formal presentation and discussion

This meeting is hosted by the Minneapolis South Rotary Club. Contact Curt Fernandez ( / 612-290-1913) or Lynn Keillor ( / 612-287-0869) for more information on this meeting or our club’s exchange program.