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YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM

 District 5500 Youth Exchange

The most powerful force in the promotion of international understanding and peace is exposure to different cultures. The world becomes a smaller, friendlier place when we learn that all people, regardless of nationality, desire the same basic things. Youth Exchange provides thousands of young people with the opportunity to meet people from other lands and to experience their culture, thus planting the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding.

Students learn firsthand about the challenges and accomplishments of people in other countries. They mature as individuals as their concept of the world grows. Host clubs, families and their communities enjoy extended contact with someone from another culture. Exchangees return home with a broader view of the world and deeper understandings of themselves.