NOTE: for District 5190 RYE Forms and Complete Inbound and Outbound Program information, go to: www.RYE5190.org
District 5190 Rotary Youth Exchange
District 5190 sponsors from 21 to 26 Rotary Youth Exchange Students from Western Europe, Central Europe, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America each year. Geographically, District 5190 is one of the largest Districts in the world, covering Northern Nevada and a slice of Northern California, although our population is not that large compared to other Districts.
Exchange students are placed at participating Rotary Clubs throughout District 5190 with nine students being placed in the Truckee Meadows covering Reno, Sparks, and Incline Village. Because of the number of students placed in the Truckee Meadows and the fact that they are predominantly place in Washoe County School District, the Truckee Meadows Rotary Youth Exchange Committee was formed to manage the group more efficiently with the counselors meeting monthly to deal with any issues or activities related to this large group of students. This website address those issues relate specifically to the Truckee Meadows and Incline Village students only.
Generally speaking, a RYE student is a RYE student is a RYE student. But, Washoe County School District has some requirements that are not shared by the other schools districts in Northern Nevada and Northern California. Additionally, our area is very competitive when it comes to finding host families because there are many other exchange organizations that also place students in WCSD schools.
We have also found that by joining forces and meeting as a committee, we can gain some economies of scale with our training and shared activities among the RYE students. Our students enjoy not only their new host families and school mates, but they spend a lot of time with other RYE inbound students whenever possible. The commonality of their experience is one they find both comforting and stimulating.
The purpose of this website is to focus on how we can streamline the practical procedures, steps and processes by which an incoming student is taken into WCSD, placed with a host family in the Truckee Meadows, assigned to clubs and managed by counselors. This website is about the details of the Truckee Meadows RYE Program and how we manage our students.