By Tim Kowols
Local Rotary Clubs are welcoming international students as well as helping area youth find their own adventures through its exchange program. Through the Rotary Youth Exchange program, students spend a full academic year building lasting relationships around the world and learning a new language and culture while host families can have a positive impact during their stay. Rotary District 6220 Inbound Coordinator Barb Wilson meets with students coming to and leaving Door County through the exchange program and says there is a process for those wanting to participate.
Between Rotary’s three clubs in Door County, there are five students studying abroad (otherwise known as outbounds) and four youth participating locally (also known as inbounds). Over the course of the month, we will talk with a pair of international students currently studying in Door County, one local resident who has gone through the process already, and a host family involved with the Rotary Youth Exchange.