New Generation Service Exchange
What is New Generation Service Exchange?
New Generations exchanges usually last from a few weeks to three months, making this a suitable option for recent secondary school graduates, young professionals, and Rotaractors. These exchanges may be arranged for individuals or groups and can involve home-stays, tours, or camps. Exchanges can also include a vocational element, and some districts offer specialized internships, depending on where your exchange takes place. New Generations exchanges provide the opportunity to learn about a different culture while fostering goodwill and understanding.
Who Can Apply?
STEP are open to students ages 19-30. To qualify, applicants should be above-average students who have demonstrated leadership in their community. Candidates should also possess qualities such as flexibility and a willingness to try new things that will enable them to fully experience life in another country and become excellent cultural ambassadors. All applicants must be sponsored by a local Rotary club and complete a written application and in-person interview.
What are the types of programs?
There are two types of NGSE Programs offered:
- Non Paid, Non Academic Internships: These are normally exchanges for individuals. Time of exchange may vary on case to case but the exchange shall not be longer than three months. The participants stay in host families who provide appropriate room and board. All other costs are borne by the candidate
- Group Exchanges: These exchanges vary from four to six weeks. Groups normally includes six to ten participants. These may be from the same vocational or educational areas. The participants stay with host families who provide room and board at no cost. During their stay the participants get practical exposure to their educational or vocational field.
What is the Cost of the Program?
The program is completely administered by Rotary club members, keeping program expenses low. Costs vary depending on the district and country where the exchange occurs. Typically, students are expected to cover round-trip airfare, insurance towards travel, medical, accident etc., costs of passports, visa & tours and emergency funds
What are the rules to obey?
Rotary International has prescribed set of rules of conduct to be followed by the students during exchange. The rules are framed in the interest of the safety and wellbeing of the students and have to be strictly obeyed during the entire tenure of the exchange. Any violation of the rules of conduct by the student will lead to immediate deporting from the host country.
What is the safety during exchange?
Rotary International maintains a strict youth protection policy while implementing the program. Both the host and sending districts are scrutinized and certified by Rotary International to participate in the Youth Exchange program assuring best practices for student safety and prevention of abuse and harassment of youth.
How to Apply?
To apply, contact your nearest Rotary Club or contact district RYE Team who will guide you about the detailed requirements and procedure for application. Application form can also be obtained by writing to the email addresses mentioned in "Contact Us"