Club is active to promote and support leadership development activities via Rotaract projects, and to develop international understanding with the Rotary Youth Exchange program.
The Riga Ridzene Rotary participates in Youth Exchange programme and welcomes applications from young people. As an exchange students young people can be hosted for a year by another Rotary Club in one of the countries.
Beside the long-term exchange programmes Rotary offers also Summer Camps. Summer camps are offered to young people in different age ranges. Participants are nominated by a Rotary Club. Club organizes the host families and the activities. Students are expected to contact our club directly if they are interested in participating.
Short-term exchange programmes/family-to-family exchange are exchanges with countries worldwide, where students stay in families for three to six weeks and invite a guest from that family into their own family.
If you would like to get in contact with our Rotary Club regarding the above programmes please contact our club.
In 2018-2019 Tereze Urbane from Latvia was an exchange student (Rotaract member, financed by Ridzene club) who spent almost a year in Gvadalahar (Mexico) as an exchange student and visited three different clubs in USA. Her aim was to acquire a new experience and languages as well as acquaint the youth from different states around the world with Latvia.
Alena and her granddad J.Freibergs – past President of Ridzene Rotary club
Alēna was as a Youth Exchange Program Participant – a representative from Latvia Ridzene club and was met in USA by Rotary Club of Newark (USA) as a guest of a family of Cepulo in 2018. Alena attended a local school, participated in different events organized by school , made there a lot of friends, got acquainted with the sights and culture the state . She also participated in several events organized by Newark Rotary club..
Samantha Jane CEPULO, Youth Exchange Program Participant from USA
Samanta together with a receiving family of J.Freibergs and his wife
Samantha Jane CEPULO, Youth Exchange Program Participant from Newark (state of NY), representative of Rotary Club of Newark (USA) is a guest of a family of J.Freibergs, ex-president of Riga Ridzene Rotary club. Samanta attends local Marupe middle school, has made there a lot of friends, has got acquainted with the sights and culture of Latvia. September 6 Samanta was a guest of a Riga Ridzene Rotary club meeting