The Rotary Friendship Exchange programme gives Rotarians the opportunity to experience other cultures first hand by participating in reciprocal visits with Rotarians from other countries. Rotary Friendship Exchange provides Rotarians with the opportunity to form personal contacts and make long-lasting friendships while exploring different parts of the world. The policy is for three incoming and outgoing exchanges per Rotary year. Exchanges last for fifteen days and usually involve five supporting club hosts for three days each.
Rotary Friendship Exchange is considered a very important part of the outward looking life of our District and club support for the programme is both vital and beneficial. Rotary Friendship Exchange is funded entirely by its participants with no cost to Rotary International. Guests are responsible for their own travel expenses and personal spending, while hosts are expected to provide housing, meals and sightseeing opportunities. Only Rotarians and their partners are eligible.
OUTWARD EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
The 15 day Exchanges below are now open to members and their partners.
DISTRICT 5520 - New Mexico and Western Texas, USA
11 September 2017 to 25 September 2017 - applications closed - exchange full
DISTRICT 5130 North California, USA
7 October 2017 to 23 October 2017 - this exchange is 17 days - applications closed - exchange full
DISTRICT 6840 - New Orleans area, Louisiana, USA
6 February 2018 to 20 February 2018
This exchange will take in the New Orleans Mardi Gras
If you would like to take part in any of the above, or have a question, please contact Laurel Smith, Outward Coordinator, email - firstname.lastname@example.org