Pybus University: Youth and Cultural Exchange in the Wenatchee Valley

09/24/2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Event Center at Pybus Market
7 N. Worthen Street

This Pybus University class on Tuesday, September 24 at 7pm will discuss youth and cultural exchange programs in the Wenatchee Valley.

Wenatchee and surrounding towns can host a dozen or more international students any given year, and send three to five students overseas. These exchanges enrich the students involved, their families, and the community in myriad ways. Hear from students and local experts in cultural exchange. Speaking with be Patrick Bodell from Rotary Exchange International and Wenatchee Valley Misawa Sister City Association. Each of these amazing groups will share about the impact of their program and how you can be involved, and then stick around for question and answer.

Long-term exchanges build peace, one young person at a time. Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and through Rotary, live with three host families over a full academic year. Over 9,000 young people participate in Rotary Youth Exchange every year in more than 100 countries. Learn more about how you can become a global citizen either as a youth exchange student or as a host family.

Wenatchee Valley Misawa Sister City Association welcomes delegates from Misawa to our valley every year. This year we had 38 delegates during Apple Blossom. We arrange tours for them, meals, homestays for students, and transportation. We organize yearly trips for Wenatchee Valley delegates to visit Japan in August that include 5 days in our sister city of Misawa, tours, parades, and staying in Japanese homes. We prepare with orientation meetings to learn about Japanese culture, foods, and practice Japanese language. We are always looking for locals who would like to help us and/or join our trips to Misawa. More information is on our web site: