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Rotary exchange students meet in Russell

By Robin Dudgeon, Portage Daily Graphic

The Portage Rotary Club learned about the Russell spring orientation attended by the club's exchange student and youth exchange coordinator.

Brazilian exchange student Bruna Chideroli and the Portage club's youth exchange coordinator Kathy Belton recently attended a conference at the Russell in located in Russell, Man. which was held for Rotary exchange students.

"The primary purpose behind the Russell spring orientation is to give a lot of information to the outbound students who are going to the other countries. That's why we've got the inbound students with us, they can pass on other tips, the Youth Exchange Committee passes on information like health, insurance, what to expect emotion wise, things like harassment - a lot of information," said Belton after the meeting.

There were 19 inbound students, like Bruna, who attended along with 21 outbound students, 34 parents, plus the various committees and councillors as well. Student came from all across District 5550, which encompasses northwestern Ontario, all of Manitoba, and all of Saskatchewan.

Students from District 5550 are going to countries across the globe including France, Norway, Spain, Brazil, Finland, Belgium, Germany, Columbia, Denmark, Japan, Switzerland, Russia, and Taiwan.

For the full story see Tuesday's edition of the Portage Daily Graphic.

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