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 Program Information



Rules and regulations for students established by the host club, district, and multidistrict;

• Consequences for breaking a program rule;

• Policy on student travel and forms and permission needed;

• Monthly allowance;

• Host contact information for district chair, district governor, club president, and Rotarian counselor.

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The Inbound Orientation covers the following topics:

YEP District 4510

A unique exchange experience!

We are committed to making the exchange experience in our district of great value​​, with much of learning and life growing.   ​​​​​​​

 Expectations



• Student’s role as a Rotary ambassador;

• Participation in Rotary club meetings and at local Rotary events;

• Communications with home;

• School attendance and participation in extracurricular activities;

• Use of computers, Internet, e-mail...

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 Cultural Concerns



• Local customs and colloquial phrases;

• Information about gestures, personal space, and communication differences;

• Gender, personal hygiene, time, and respect for elders.

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 Health and Safety



• Information on local laws and customs that apply to young people;

• Information on reporting incidents of abuse and harassment;

• District 24-hour contact number and contact information for two non-Rotarian resource people, one male and one female;

• Contacts for local medical, dental,and mental health professionals;

• Local social service resources, where available, including suicide prevention hotlines, rape crisis hotlines, and child protection and law enforcement agencies.

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RYE Orientation Program​​​​​​​

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Providing Orientation for Inbounds

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​​​​​​​First night questions

Students and host families are always particularly apprehensive about exchanging information about family rules and the Interactive First Night Questions can help the host family and the inbound students work through some of the practicalities of the exchange. These questions will introduce the issue of house rules and other important topics that should be addressed early in an exchange. The questions will probably be provided in both the student’s native language and Portuguese.

Online student orientation program

Before coming to Brazil, students undergo orientation through video modules available on this site, with a simple assessment system at the end, in such a way that students' knowledge about Rotary program rules; additional district rules; district disciplinary procedure; travel policy; expectations of students; Rotary support system; cultural adaptation; sexual abuse & harassment; & any other topic required by law can be assessed.

Presential orientation

Although the online orientation training module can help ease this transition, the inbound students will be full of questions and apprehensions.

So shortly after they arrive at their homes in our district, in about 2 or 3 weeks, students are invited to attend our annual RYE conference. Many things happen at the same time at this event, including the complementary training to the online orientation, where students have the opportunity to interact with other exchange students, participate in workshops and discuss questions.

The event takes place annually in a farm hotel with all the facilities and entertainment that students love. There, they experience moments of learning and fun, to facilitate the adaptation process.​​​​​​​

A complete video orientation module for inbound students. Click HERE to acess it.