Putnam County students can participate in Rotary Summer Youth Exchange Program

Rotary funds the administrative, orientation costs

Speaking at the Putnam County Rotary's Ag Night dinner, Jeanne Payne, president of the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association, said it will likely be a busy spring in the ag fertilizer industry.

Is it too early to think spring? Not for Putnam County students who might want to participate in the Rotary’s Summer Youth Exchange Program.

The exchange program pairs students from Putnam County with students in Europe to spend about eight weeks together next summer – four weeks together here and four weeks together overseas. Students can pick from several countries, including Germany, France, Spain and Italy.

There is no language requirement, as students are generally placed with English-speaking families.

The Putnam County Rotary funds the administrative and orientation costs; families are responsible for travel expenses and the costs associated with hosting the paired student when here. For information, email PutnamCountyRotary@gmail.com.