Family to family vacation homestay
A cultural exchange
for high school students
   The Rotary Short Term Exchange Program (STEP) presents opportunities for applicants to advance their knowledge and world understanding by allowing them to exchange in a different country. Participants will live with host families in their selected land usually for three to four weeks each way during school summer vacation, under the sponsorship of their local Rotary Club.
   The objective is to foster world peace, international understanding and good will by extending international communication at the personal level through the exchange of students of high school age. It is our hope that these young people will be able to observe, first hand, the problems and accomplishments of other countries by living with and meeting people of cultures, creeds and colors other than their own.
   Applicants must be sponsored by a local Rotary Club. Contact any member of a local club who will put you in touch with its Youth Exchange Chairperson regarding details. High school guidance counselors may also be able to help you make that contact.
You will be matched with a student of similar interests in a country of your selection or approval. The two of you will spend an agreed upon time together – half the time in your home and half in their home for a minimum of at least three weeks each way. Could be 4 weeks each way if time allows and by mutual agreement of both families.