The intention of the session is to outline
different ways of opening exchange
opportunities to students in financial need
or at-risk, youth who may otherwise not
be able to participate in the program.
A 16 years old brazilian student from public
school, she was living with couple of friends
because her parents were divorced.
She used to work at home to help host
She was studing on a social organization
called LEGIÃO MIRIM DA VILA
PRUDENTE, São Paulo to learn and
prepare to find her first job
She was classified and choosed between
12 good students .
She went to COLOMBIA and received
everything from EXPRO BRASIL
She study spanish language during 4
months before departure.
In today she is working at Chevrolet car
oão Paulo Santos Caetano
2 years old born in São Paulo main city in Brazil , studied the full secondary
ducation in public school , where I had good graduation. In the same period i
was approved at technichal school SENAI and in the course of Mechanic .
n a moment of great difficulty in my life where my family was going through
nancial and health problems , I was introduced to ROTARY , something I did
ot know it about.
was invited to participate in the PROJECT RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership
ward, and I was told about of youth exchange program but it was too far
rom my reality and conditions .
n December 2009 I became an exchange student for Colombia, there I stayed
n the city of Fusagasugá located one hour from Bogota in the house of a
ouple of Rotarian Diana and Fernando, people who welcomed me like a son ,
nd I remained there for two months .
n Colombia I learned and practice the Spanish language , participated in
olunteer Rotarians meetings with other exchange students from different
arts of the world , I began to see that the reality was very similar to mine,
working people and cozy , yet I miss everything.
In 2009 I studied in a public school who selected me for auditions to join the
Good Student Program . There were several interviews , tests and dynamic
until the program selected 21 students , and I was one of these students .
This selection takes place every two years with students from public schools
The following year , I joined the Marist College Dom Silverio with the
support of the program , which provides all students the opportunity to
study in good private schools and pay school supplies, uniforms ,
transportation and any other studies related to need . Apart from school
twice a week I go to the program to take classes in English, writing and had
math lessons. The Good Student Program focuses on our academic growth ,
but it also cares about our social training , so we have classes for personal
development and support of psychologists .
This exchange means a lot to me and I always had rejoined
dreams : living abroad for a while , studying in anothe
ountry and visit Australia . I am full of expectations and
ntend during this exchange , show the Good Student
Rotary Program and my family that investment and trus
hey have placed in me paid off
am passionate about the program and have it as my
econd family . I greatly appreciate what they do for me
nd I carry with me a dream to help someone in the same
way that they help me .
Exchange of Carmen Florentin, 20 years.
armen is deaf-mute, from Paraguay, D4845. Their exchange of short duration was done wi
Norbrex, District No. 4500. Was the first Deaf to be received in the 4500 district student.
Carmen spent 6 weeks with Rotarian host families. Interesting fact that the family had neve
had contact with people with hearing impared, and that was no problem.
She did intership in communication and design, carried out projects with their host club an
made good friends among the exchange students.
Before coming to Brazil, Carmen had done exchanges in Argentina, with a sister also deaf
mute, who spent six months staying with the family of Carmen in Paraguay.