School year in Finland
Experience the four seasons of this Nordic country. In the North the sun never sets during the summer and you can experience the continuous daylight from day to day. During the winter you can feel the crisp fresh air and look at the great scenery covered with snow. The seasons provide great opportunities for summer and winter sports.
As a Rotary Youth Exchange student in Finland, you will spend up to a year living with a few host families and attending school. In late November early December you will participate on the Lapland Tour organized by the Rotary Youth Exchange Multidistrict and sponsored by your Finnish host club.
You will learn a new way of living and a great deal about yourself, when you participate in Rotary’s long-term Youth Exchange program. You will also learn a new language, either Finnish or Swedish. You will also act as the ambassador telling people you meet about your country, culture and ideas. You can help bring the world closer and make many good life-time friends in the process.
More than 250 young people each year participate and experience a turn-point of their life through the Finnish Rotary Youth Exchange. This is your opportunity of a life-time. We expect you to make it happen!
Find out more how you can participate by contacting your local Rotarians or the Youth Exchange Chair in your Rotary District. For more information in English please click http://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/
To explore Finland more please click: http://finland.fi
In August 2012 Alisa Greene came from Illinois (USA) to Turku (Finland) for a Rotary exchange year. Alisa was interviewed on her experiences in a newspaper that appears in Illinois. You can read Alisa's interview here.
Alisa also writes a blog on her exchange. Alisa is keen on telling about her experiences to anyone who considers an exchange year abroad.
Welcome to Finland!