What is the Short Term Exchange Program (STEP)?
--held in summer, hence the name "Short Term Exchange Program" (STEP)
--Three to four weeks each side of the exchange (the student from New York spends three to four weeks abroad, and returns with his/her exchange partner who stays here in New York for three to four weeks)
--Family-to-family exchange, with a simplified application process
--Current countries: Spain, France, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands,Sweden, Italy, England, Ireland, Switzerland
--Family must be willing to host
--Families must undergo background check and vetting per RI rules
--Cost: 2018: $225.00 application fee (students pay for travel and insurance and spending money).
--Students and parents receive Orientation training and students receive a Rotary Youth Exchange polo shirt.