23
Jun
2019
District 5050 Youth Exchange
St. Paul’s Church- Parish Hall
2117 Walnut Street
Bellingham, WA  98225
United States of America

Hello Students and Parents!

  1. When is our next Orientation?  Sunday, June 23rd Noon-6pm
  2. Location:  St. Paul’s Church- Parish Hall  2117 Walnut Street, Bellingham WA 98225 (same location)
  3. What should I bring to Orientation?

               Your Rotary Blazer

               Your Presentation for your host Rotary Club (I will send some further explanation of this requirement in another email)

               Your Orientation Binder

               Link to your Blog

               Pins to share with your other exchange students (bring 15-20)

               Bring a Salad or Dessert to share with the group (30-40 people)

               Your questions

  1. What will we do?

        You will do a practice run of your Presentation to the group (this means you have to have completed it)  Please bring it on a thumb drive—WE DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS!!

        You will show the group the start of your Blog (this means you have to have it started!)

        You will introduce yourself and say in the language of the country you are going to:

       “I am a Rotary Exchange Student from ___________, I am very happy to be here. ”  .

 

        We will cover the softer side of your exchange: are you ready? Communication?  Packing? Airport readiness,  How are your documents coming? What to expect when you arrive, First         night questions, how to recognize and manage homesickness

 

       

  1. OUTBOUND PARENT Training

        Parents:  you will receive an email from NAYEN (North American Youth Exchange Network) with a link to two trainings about your outbound student.  Please check you spam folder               for this email.

                       Outbound Parent Training

                       Culture Shock Training

  1. OUTBOUND STUDENT TRAINING

        Students:  you will receive an email from NAYEN (North American Youth Exchange Network) with a link to two trainings about your outbound student.  Please check you spam folder               for this email.

                       Culture Shock Training

  1. How is the process going?

Over the next 30 days, you all should be receiving your Guarantee Forms from your host Club.  This is the official document you will need for your visa application.  It is likely that you have been contacted by your host club and maybe your host parents at this point, but maybe not.  Don’t worry- it will happen!