Alcohol and Youth
Exchange
NAYEN Conference 2011
Maureen “Merlot” Considine
Terri “Teetotaler” Sawyer
Dennis ”Dewar’s” White
Or: Alcohol and the Messy
Intersection of Rules, Laws,
Culture and Adolescence
An Interactive Session
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According to a University of
Washington study, students
on international exchange double
their alcohol consumption, and
continue at a higher rate after
their return
In Rotary Youth Exchange we simply
have not seriously studies the extend
of problems that the use of alcohol
causes for all of us.
Today we will begin that study…
A During the Outbound Orientation in my
district we tell students that drinking
alcohol while on their exchange is not
allowed under Rotary Rules.
A-1. I agree with my district’s policy/practice
about what we say at about alcohol at
Orientation.
B. After returning, Rebound Students
in my district admit to drinking
alcohol during their exchange year.
C.
Rebound students in my district
describe situations/scenarios during
their exchange where they were
served alcohol by Rotarians.
C-1. I agree with the practice of Rotarians
serving alcohol to students Outbound
on their exchange.
D.
Exchange students hosted in
my district have been served
alcohol by Rotarians during
their exchange year.
D-1. I agree with the practice of
Rotarians serving alcohol to
Inbound Exchange students in
my district.
E.
In my district any consumption
of alcohol by an Inbound
Student is a serious violation of
the rules and could result in a
student being returned home.
E-1. I agree with my district’s policy
about Inbound students who
drink any alcohol.
F.
In my district, if an Inbound Student
becomes drunk or intoxicated, it is a
serious violation of the rules and could
result in the student being returned
home.
F-1. I agree with my district’s policy about
Inbound students who become
drunk/intoxicated.
G.
In my district Alcohol related issues are
the main reason we terminate an
Inbound Student’s exchange and return
them home.
H.
Alcohol related issues are the main
reason that Outbound Students from
my district are sent home.
In my district, Rotarians consume
alcohol at Youth Exchange Events
(Orientations, District Sponsored
YE Trips etc).
I-1. I agree with the practice of Rotarians
consuming alcohol at Youth Exchange
events.
I.
J.
In many countries, having wine or beer
is an integral part of a meal or a social
experience that part of the fabric of the
culture.
K.
High school students from North
America are poorly prepared to
integrate alcohol into their lives in a
healthy way when they leave for
college or a year away as an exchange
student.
Substitute for North America
K-1 United States
K-2 Canada
K-3 Mexico
K-4 ?