The Rotary Club of Scottsdale was elated to recently welcome a special visitor - 2015-16 Rotary International (RI) Youth Exchange Student Julius Obdeijn from Maastricht in the Netherlands.  Julius was in Scottsdale during his summer break from attending the Maastricht University.  Julius hopes to complete his Masters Degree in Arizona and has a goal to become a lawyer. When an exchange student, Julius attended Scottsdale's Chaparral High School. Former Club member and Rotarian Sara Crosby-Hartman and her husband, Davis Hartman, were honored to host Julius during his return visit to Scottsdale and served as Julius's host parents during part of his academic year at Chaparral. 

RI Youth Exchange builds peace one young person at a time. Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges for students ages 15-19 are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries.   Exchange students unlock their true potential to:  develop lifelong leadership skills; learn a new language and culture; build lasting friendships with young people from around the world; and, become a global citizen.