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Calendar


Important events in the Youth Exchange year.






July, Start of the exchange year


New Inbound students start arriving in Arizona late in July.


August, Start of the school year


Most schools in Arizona start in Early August.

Inbound Orientation is held in Mid August after all the inbound students have arrived.

Outbound students generally start leaving in August


September


Most Outbound students leave by September

September is a fairly quiet month for inbound students as they adjust to their new family, school, friends, and Arizona.


Outbound Candidates should talk with their school counselor to see how an exchange can fit in with their educational plans.


October


Havasu Falls Hike (optional).  It is a long (11 mile or 17km) hike into the west end of Grand Canyon


Outbound Candidates should have their applications submitted by mid October.  Outbound Candidates are also encouraged to apply for RYLA.


November


November is a time for Inbound students to learn about the American Thanksgiving holiday.


Outbound Candidates will be interviewed in November.  Those who are accepted will be asked to complete the full application


December


Inbound students have a holiday party early in December.


January


Winter RYLA - Prescott


Outbound Candidates full applications are due.


February


Interact District Conference


March


No scheduled events


April


Spring RYLA - Heber

Outbound Orientation and Spring Service Project


May, End of the school year


Inbound students not going on the train trip return home.

Outbound Students apply for Student Visa for their new country


June


Train Trip for Inbound students starts in Mid June (and ends in Mid July).


July


Students who went on the train trip return home within a few days after the end of the train trip.