Showcase: Rotex AustriaPhilipp Sander
Our showcase this week is Rotex Austria!
In Austria, every returning exchange student is automatically a member of Rotex Austria. Currently we have 605 members registered in our database, which are, of course, not all active members. Our mission and goals are based on three areas:
Support Outbounds, Inbounds, and host families before, during, and after the exchange:
• Information from past exchange students at Orientation Meetings
• Passing-on of experiences
• Buddy-System for Outbounds
• Rebound Weekend after the exchange (to assist with reverse culture shock)
Participate actively in the organization and realization of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program:
• Actively assist Youth Exchange Officers whenever help is requested
Connect past exchange students to each other and with Rotaract and Interact in Austria:
• Work closely together with national Rotaract and Interact Boards to ensure an easy transition from Youth Exchange to Youth Organizations
• Store and administer contact information in our individually designed database (XAVAR)
• Multiple Rotex Weekends each year: Skiing-Weekend, Annual General Assembly, etc.
• Communicate activities via social media – check out our Facebook Page, YouTube Channel, and website!
Here is a video recap of our last annual general assembly!