Our club participates in two Youth Exchange programs.
Each year, we send abroad a local high school student for a school year in another country and another language, and we host a student from another country here as well. The students go to school in the other language, and typically stay with 3 different host families during that year.
As well, we have a short term exchange program with our sister city: Belluno, Italy. Here, we send several students to Belluno for a few weeks in the summer to stay with one family, and then that family’s teenager returns to Bend to stay with a local family as well. Here’s some photos from one of our recent celebrations with the youth exchange students.