10 Jan 2021 | 09:00 PM (IST) | 03:30 PM (UK) | 10:30 AM EST (USA) | 09:30 AM CST (USA) | 07:30 AM PST (USA)



Traditional youth exchange programs--often referred to as foreign exchange student programs--bring international students, usually at the secondary school level, to live with a host family and attend secondary school in the host country for either an academic semester or year. They do learn about the host county's language, culture and education system.



Shivani Shah

Rotary Youth Exchange student to Germany

BBA(Hons) In Human Resource’s from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University and Post Graduation Diploma in Human Resource Management from Faculty of Social Work,

Long Term Rotary Youth Exchange student to Germany in the year 2013-14.

Member of Rotary and Rotaract.

Mansi Mehta

Poet, Youngest TEDxSurat Speaker
Rotary Youth Exchange Program – Brazil

She has published a collection of poems under the title "I AM ME". She is amongst the few teenagers in the city to run her own foundation where she teaches underprivileged . Shes one of the few to join the prestigious league of teenage TEDx speakers in Worldwide league . And youngest Tedx speaker at Tedxsurat at 15.

She’s also founder of UN’s HeforShe moment in state Gujarat .

Mansi also was the youngest speaker at Pune international book fest in the judge’s panel.

Mansi was part of rotary youth exchange program in the year 17-18 and completed her exchange in Brazil. She also was Vice President of her school interact club .

Currently Mansi is in her 3 year of university pursuing philosophy, history and international languages.

Harsh Thakkar

Rotary Youth Exchange Student – Japan
Lead organizer of TEDxGoldenBridge, Co-author.

Limitations are only your imaginations.

The guy who never believes in any limitations is none other than Harsh Thakkar, a twenty-year-old kid who belongs from the Golden City "Bharuch". He has just completed his 12th Science from a very renowned school of Bharuch and Ankleshwar, "Chanderbala Modi Academy" (CMA) and right now in Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies MPSTME Shirpur pursuing B. Tech. in Mechatronics with specialization in Robotics and Internet of Things. Currently, he is the lead organizer of TEDxGoldenBridge.

He has been to Japan for one year as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student where he has delivered 15+ speeches on his personal experience and motivational talks. Apart from being a phenomenal student, he is also Founder President of Interact Model United Nations Organization. He is bronze medal awardee from International Award for Young People.

He considers MUN as one of his keen interests. This hardworking and dedicated guy makes sure to leave his mark wherever he goes. He is truly an example that one can achieve wonders irrespective of their age with true passion, hard work and dedication. Nothing can ever come between him and his work.

He aspires to spread awareness among the current generation and give them a point of view beyond their current curriculum, ensuring India has a future with bright and realistic possibilities. He is that kid around the block who likes public speaking and has a knack for proving others wrong. He believes, ‘Charity begins at home’, and hence he is also an active member of Round Square.

He was the president of Interact Club of Bharuch for the year 2017-18, and after being a member for Rotaract Club of Bharuch for a year, he was the Editor and Club Public Relations Chief very next year, and this year he is a District Officer of Rotaract District 3060. Not only this he holds special interest in Cricket and have been played for Gujarat Cricket Association Tournaments. Apart from this he has served as Sponsorship Team Executive at Narsee Monjee Model United Nations 2020 and Corporate Relations & Hospitality Executive for Protsahan 2019, YouthSpeak Forum 2020, & Entrepreneurship Summit 2020, respectively. He is a person of jovial nature and makes everyone around him happy as well. He is kind of foodie and loves versatility in food. Beside all these things he owns his narrative #randomwords on Instagram. He is also co-author of 5+ books. He has always considered writing as his first passion and he wishes to inspire people with it.