If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a host family for incoming exchange students, please email Club Adminisrator, Margot Nicholls, admin@rotaryottawa.com or the Chair of New Generations Committee, Andrèa Bourdon, albourdon29@yahoo.com 
We cannot run the Youth Exchange Scholarship Program with the help of local host families. Host families do not need to be affiliated with Rotary but must be approved by the Rotary Club administering the exchange. Being involved hosting an exchange student can be an incredibly rewarding, providing an international experience for your family without leaving home. It’s amazing what you learn from having someone from a different country stay with you.
Usually a student lives with one host family for a period of three to four months, as a member of that family not as a guest, then moves on to another host family. Host families provide room and board, and share their lives with exchange students involving them in family, community, and cultural activities.
For more information, please see the extensive Guide for Host Families.