I am a German exchange student who is spending this school year in Philadelphia at SLA; I am part of the Rotary Program. Rotary is a Non Profit Organization with members world wide and one of their actionfields is the Exchange Program where high school students worldwide are able to go on an exchange year. During this year I had a wonderful experience and this is where my Capstone comes into play. I recruited, prepared and helped future exchange students in their preparation for their upcoming year abroad. An important event was the RYLA conference, a weekend long conference for sophomores and junior hosted by Rotary. During this conference I worked on getting many of these high school students to sign up for the exchange program. At the end of the weekend multiple students signed up, with many of them choosing Germany as their country of desire.
Rotary also hosts orientations for future exchange students where I helped out to prepare the exchange students what they will have to expect, different parts of their application etc. I also promoted the exchange on other occasions. One of them was in Langhorne, PA where I advertised the exchange program on a fair to interested people. Other events included promoting the exchange program in front of the so-called Gundaker Foundation or on other fairs
I addition to this I also created where a website about the Exchange program where you can also find interviews with people involved into the program.
During an orientation where I helped to prepare future exchange students for their upcoming year
Working and promoting the exchange in a Sunday fair in Langhorne where we presented the program to the public
Me working during the weekend-long RYLA conference where I (successfully) worked on convincing high school students on going on exchange
Posing with a future exchange student who decided to go to Germany due to my efforts
Snapchat screenshot of one sophomore who is also going to Germany for the exchange. It’s a picture of my business card from Rotary