The objective of Rotary Exchange Programs is to foster world peace and international understanding. It is hoped that the participants will experience firsthand, the challenges and accomplishments of other countries, by living with and meeting people of different cultures. Rotary Exchange students are  between the age of 15 and 18, spending one academic year living in another country, usually with two or more host families. Students become part of those families and their community. These Rotary accredited families are volunteers who will welcome and care for you, supervise your year and introduce you to their culture and lifestyle.  At our March 3 meeting, Yourth Exchange District Coordinator Francine Allard and Program Chair Patrick Mahaffy Zoomed in to provide information for clubs who are considering to participate in the program.  Patrick also shared many interesting anecdotes about his experiences in Brazil as part of his participation as a student.