Registration of Interest in a Long Term Exchange (LTEP)
Read this carefully, so that you make realistic choices of countries with which you wish to exchange:
The Rotary Long Term Exchange programme runs for a full school year and is what it says, an exchange programme. In return for a foreign country hosting a student from the UK or Ireland, we are expected to host a student from that country for a full year.
Currently, in order to be eligible to attend school in the UK or Ireland for more than six months, a foreign student must hold a European passport and have lived in Europe for the three years immediately before coming here. So students from any of the 26 other countries in the European Union, plus Switzerland, Norway and Iceland may exchange into UK or Ireland.
However, students who live outside of Europe but hold a European passport through someone such as a grandparent can exchange with UK or Irish students as long as the person upon whom their passport relies is still alive and living in Europe. For this reason we can occasionally exchange with South American countries to which very many Europeans have emigrated. What this means in practice is that most Long Term Exchanges will be with European countries.
For the academic year commencing August/September 2018, Registrations of Interest must be received no later than 31st December 2017.
There is a non-returnable £25 central admin fee due when you are accepted on this programme.
The information you give will be used by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland and partner Rotary Districts only and will not be sold to, or shared with, other third parties, unless required by law to be released.