Rotary Club of Middlebury    Vermont USA

Welcome

Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Middlebury provide a number of opportunities for students to study or visit abroad.
 
In-district exchange with Quebec (for 4 weeks in the summer)
 
1.                Applications are now open for summer of 2018.
2.                Students must be 15 1/2 years old. 
3.                Students must have completed at least one year of French or be
                           reasonably fluent in French.
4.                Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply.
5.                The dates for Sherbrooke, Quebec are July 22 - August 5, 2018
                           and August 5 - August19 for Addison County.
6.                Two weeks will be spent in the home of a Quebecois student in
                           Sherbrooke and two weeks in an Addison County home.
7.                The Rotary Club of Middlebury, in co-operation with the Quebec
                           clubs, will provide transportation.
8.                 Appropriate health, insurance, and security forms must be
                            completed.
9.                The cost for a student is to provide housing for a Quebecois
                            student; there are no additional costs.
 
For further information about the Quebec exchange, contact club member David Clark at  rotaryclubofmiddlebury@gmail.com
 
 
Long term exchanges (an academic year)
 
1.                  Applications are due December 1, 2016 for 2017-2018.
2.                  Student must be 15 ½ years old by August 1st.
3.                  Students go to non-English speaking countries only.
4.                  Application fee is $750 for the family and $500 for the Club.
5.                  Student must pay for visa, health certificate, life insurance,
                     etc. (approximately $500-$800).
                     Some countries, such as France, have additional fees
                     Student must also pay for airfare.
6.                  Host club must agree to receive a foreign student and provide
                     a monthly stipend to the student of $125. 
7.                  There are 80+ countries which participate in long term
                     exchanges.
 
Short term exchanges (for 6 weeks in the summer)
 
1.                  Applications are due December 1, 2016 for an exchange in
                     summer 2017.
2.                  Student must be 15 ½ years old.
3.                  Students go to non-English speaking countries (there is one
                     exception – a student may go to Australia for a short term
                     exchange but this would be done in December).
4.                  Application fee is $500 for the family and there is no charge
                     for the Club.
5.                  Student must pay for visa, health certificate, life insurance,
                     etc. (approx. $500-$800).
                     Some countries, such as France, have additional fees.
                     Student must also pay for airfare.
6.                  The student will return with a foreign student and be housed
                     by the host family.
7.                  There are 80+ countries which participate in short
                     term exchanges.
 
 
 
For further information about long or short term exchanges, contact club member Heather Foster-Provencher at  rotaryclubofmiddlebury@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
 
Our Rotary district is in a consortium of other Rotary districts in New England.  The consortium is called ESSEX – the Eastern State Student Exchange.  This organization matches students and does most of the paperwork. 
 
Our Rotary District 7850 has its own application form.  Our district does not use the application form on the ESSEX website.