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 . 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 ?