Each year, Greater Corvallis Rotary has the opportunity to sponsor a foreign youth exchange student. Students arrive in August and spend the school year in Corvallis. Students live with three Corvallis families during their stay and attend a local high school. Often the relationships that are developed through this program last far beyond the year that they live in Corvallis. The purpose of the youth exchange is to promote understanding of different cultures. In addition, a Corvallis student may be selected as an exchange student of a foreign Rotary Club. They are encouraged to share their experiences with our club via newsletter articles and a club presentation.