Rotary Club of North Bay hosting exchange students info night

Wednesday, October 10, 2012   by: Kate AdamsRotary Club of North Bay
News Release


Rotary Club of North Bay is Hosting a Youth Exchange Outreach (Information) Meeting

Who: Rotary Club of North Bay

Where: Clarion Resort Pinewood Park
210 Pinewood Park Drive, North Bay

When: Thursday October 11st, 2012 @ 7 pm

What: The objective of this event will be to communicate the objectives of the Rotary International Youth Exchange program and to inspire students to apply for consideration of being selected as the outbound student for 2013. We are also seeking prospective host families for inbound youth exchange students.

Guest Speakers:
Manuel Nigg from Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, currently the inbound student sponsored by the Rotary Club of North Bay, will share his experience as a Youth Exchange student in North Bay. The current outbound Youth Exchange student is Olivia Mbolekwa, from Widdifield Secondary School. Olivia is presently living in Catalao, Brazil and getting well immersed in Brazilian culture. Returning Re-Bound Student Amy Gervais will also share her experience returning to North Bay from a Youth Exchange experience in New Zealand.


Exposure to different cultures ranks as one of the most powerful ways to promote international understanding and peace. The Rotary Youth Exchange program provides thousands of young students with the opportunity to meet people from other countries and to experience new cultures, planting the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding. The program offers numerous benefits to its young participants and their Rotarian hosts and mentors, as well as to the community at large. Through Youth Exchange, students learn firsthand about all aspects of life in another country. As theirConcept of the world expands; they mature and develop a deeper understanding of themselves. Immersion in another country's educational system enhances their academic and personal growth. Host clubs and families and the entire community are enriched by extended, friendly contact with someone from a different culture.

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