HOW TO APPLY?
A life-changing experience awaits you. Here are some tips to help you get started.
1. 提早準備 START PLANNING EARLY.
扶輪社青年交換計畫有著強烈的選擇性，因此盡早開始規劃申請計畫。選擇長期交換計畫的學生在離開前須執行9至12個月的訓練；選擇短期交換計畫請至少在出發前六個月前申請。也有例外，但大多數與南半球國家的交流在 1 月離開，而與北半球國家的交流則在7或8月離開。例如，如果您想在 11 年級時旅行，您應該在 10 年級的 9 月申請。
The Rotary Youth Exchange program is highly selective, so start planning as soon as possible. For long-term exchanges, apply nine to 12 months before you want to leave; for the short-term program, apply at least six months in advance of your departure. There are exceptions, but most exchanges to the southern hemisphere countries leave in January, while exchanges to the northern hemisphere countries leave in calendarust. For example, if you wish to travel when you’re in 11th grade, you should apply in September of your 10th-grade year.
The reason for the early deadlines? Most sponsor Rotary clubs and districts have an extensive selection and orientation process, which helps them identify the best candidates and prepare them well for their time as Youth Exchange students.
2.聯絡您所在地區的扶輪社 CONTACT ROTARIANS IN YOUR AREA.
青年交換計劃為所在地區扶輪社所辦理。您附近的扶輪社極有可能也參與了該計劃：在 200 多個國家和地區約有 32,000 個扶輪社。
Youth Exchange is administered locally. Chances are, Rotary clubs near you are involved in the program: There are about 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.
If you can’t find your local club, remember that all clubs belong to a district that covers a specific region. Each district has a Youth Exchange chair whom you can contact to apply.
3. 填寫申請表單 FILL OUT AN APPLICATION.
After you’ve gotten in touch with your local Rotary club or your district Youth Exchange chair, Rotarians from your area will supply a preliminary application for you to fill out. If that application is accepted, candidates usually complete a full application, go through a series of interviews, and occasionally take a test.
Your district chair and local Rotary club will help guide you through the application and interview process.
Youth Exchange on-line application-[www.rotary-yep.org/d3460.asp]
(the red number is your sponsor district number)