Meet Andrea Robles González

Rotary of Hanover
New Generations Service Exchange Program

Hello, my name is Andrea Robles. I’m 23 years old and I’m from Madrid, Spain.

I joined Rotaract two years ago with my sister, Paula, she is 19 years old. We joined Rotaract because we wanted to be involved in our community and around the world while cultivating new friendships, learning new Rotaract Clubs in District 6330. It is a great program! 

I decided to join the new generations program because I thought it would be a great chance to experience how to live and work in a different country while helping improve my English and learn about another culture. 

Besides work I have travelled more than I expected (that’s always good). I have seen the beautiful landscapes of Northern Ontario, make a lot of great friends and blended in with (now I can call) my second family. 

I have never met such a close-knit group of people like the Rotary Club of Hanover, I feel at home with them.

Working at the Hospital has been great. I have learned about fundraising for their Foundation to raise money for much needed equipment. This year we were raising funds for a new Ultrasound Machine. I met so many people at the hospital who were eager to help me learn about fundraising and help me with my English. 

These 3 months have made me realize how I have grown as a person and focus on the things that really makes you happy. 

I’ll never be grateful enough to Rotary for giving me this wonderful opportunity and the Rogans to open their home to me make me feel like part of the family. 

Best wishes,

Andrea 

 

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If you want to be part of the youth exchange contact a rotary club nearest to you. It’s a great opportunity.

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Rotary District 6330 Youth Exchange.
Join the fun that others have and meet new people on your adventure.

Rotary and Youth Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace one young person at a time.
Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges for students 15 to 19 years old are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries.
 
What are the benefits?
Exchange students unlock their true potential to:
  • Develop lifelong leadership skills
  • Learn a new language and culture
  • Build lasting friendships with young people from around the world
  • Become a global citizen
How long do exchanges last?
Long-term exchanges last a full academic year, and students attend local schools and live with multiple host families.
Short-term exchanges last from several days to three months and are often structured as camps, tours, or homestays that take place when school is not in session.
 
What are the costs?
Room and board are provided, as well as any school fees. Each program varies, but students are usually responsible for:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Travel documents (such as passports and visas)
  • Spending money and any additional travel or tours
How can I apply?
Candidates are 15-19 years old and are leaders in their schools and communities. Contact your local Rotary club to see what exchange opportunities are available and what the application process involves.
 
Can I host an exchange student?
Hosting an exchange student can be incredibly rewarding for your family, bringing an international experience directly into your home. Host families provide room and board and share their lives with exchange students, involving them in family, community, and cultural activities. All host families are screened and trained.
If you’re interested in learning more about being a host family, contact a Rotary club near you.

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