If you have been a Rotary exchange student, or are interested in
becoming an exchange student, or would like Rotex Chicago to speak to
your group, we invite you to take a look around!
We hope that our experiences give you some insight into other
cultures or spark your curiosity to travel and explore. If you have had
your own incredible experiences as a Rotary exchange student, please
take a look at what our Rotex group is up to now. Maybe you’d like to
join our mentor program, meet some fellow exchange students, or speak to
schools and clubs about your experiences.
Links to Central States Rotary Youth Exchange and Rotary International. Please click on images.
Meet the Members
Sam – The Fearless Leader
Sam was an Outbound to Poland in 2005- 2006 and Brasil in 2007- 2008.
She graduated from Bolingbrook High School in 2007. She is currently a Ballet
teacher in the Chicagoland area. Some things that Sam loves are Dancing, Capoeira,
Ice Cream, Paul Simon, and Manatees.
Carlito – The Bouncer
A man of mystery from Mexico.
Maria – Director of Theatrical Events
Maria was an Outbound to France in 2007- 2008. She graduated from Plainfield North in 2008.
She is studying at UIC to become a business tycoon. Maria enjoys acting, expressing her creativity, and laying in flour beds.
Ian – Jedi Master
a.k.a. ‘ In ‘
Ian was an Outbound to Mexico 2007- 2008. He graduated from York High School in 2007.
He is currently studying Biology at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Ian enjoys the benefits of running,
tacos, little sombreros, being a big help, and pointing out when Sam is wrong.
Dennis – Tropical Plant Tamer
I grew up in Oak Lawn in the South West suburbs.
I went to Oak Lawn Community High School.
I was an exchange student to Brazil in 08-09 with Rotary during my Junior Year of High School.
Currently I’m an undergraduate student at DePaul University studying Business Management and minoring in International Business
I enjoy biking, learning other languages, and collecting specialty key chains.
Becca – Barista In Resident
Becca was an exchange student to Spain in 2010 – 2011. She was
originally assigned to Thailand and still considers herself part Thai.
She currently attends Columbia College in Chicago, studying game art and
design. Video games, drawing, riding Spanish horses, and leveling up
her Pokemon are some of Becca’s favorite things.