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Monday, June 17, 2013

Derby-Shelton Rotary seeks host families in Derby

The Derby-Shelton Rotary Club is seeking three families in Derby to host an Exchange Student from France for the 2013-2014 academic year.  

The 16-year old student has been accepted at Derby High School, where she will be a member of the junior class.  
She speaks English, is a good student, likes to ride horses, is very athletic, enjoys Scouting and camping and would like to go to business school.
The Rotary Exchange Student Program has a very comprehensive set of policies for the behavior of incoming and outgoing students and their host homes, which includes restrictions on driving, drinking, drug use and school attendance.

There is no compensation to the families, though the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club will provide the student with a spending allowance to pay for activities.

Rotary District 7980 provides a local coordinator to check in with the student and family, and approximately once per month holds an event or trip for all of the Exchange Students in the area.
The host family does not need to have a child attending the high school though it is preferable that there are other children in the home.

If you would like to be considered for hosting a student in your home, or for more information, call Derby-Shelton Rotary Youth Exchange Officer Michael Wynne, 203-954-0543 ext. 112.


This post is taken from a press release.

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