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First Night Questions

First Night Questions Over the years, Rotary Exchange Students have found it helpful to have a list of questions to go over with their host families, shortly after arriving. These lists of "First Night Questions" have been compiled over that time, and are offered for student and host family use worldwide. Having these questions available in a variety of languages can be quite useful, but keep in mind that you have to be able to understand the answers as well! 

First Night Questions.pdf

Participation in School Sports in Florida


Instructions and forms below can be changed at any time by FHSAA. Take them as a guideline. 

In order to participate in any school sports at Florida high schools, we must obtain permission from the State of Florida High School Athletic Association for you. There are many forms which we need to fill out before you arrive.

Sports usually involve practices after school and weekly or more often games against other local schools. Sometimes coaches requests students to ‘try-out” for the team if there are more students interested in playing than there are spaces on the team. Playing on sports require good grades in all classes taken at school, and students may be cut from the team – asked to leave the team - if grades are low.
 In some instances, coaches have allowed students to practice with the team, but not participate in competitions, but this would be the school decision.
 The following sports are played at most high schools, in the three seasons. B=boys, G=girls, if no B or G listed then there may be teams for both. Students may only play one sport during each season:


  • Cross Country (Distance Running)
  • Us Football –B
  • Golf
  • Swimming And Diving
  • Volleyball – G
  • Cheerleading


  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling – B
  • Weight Lifting – G


  • Baseball –B
  • Flag Football – G
  • Lacrosse
  • Softball – G
  • Volleyball – B
  • Tennis
  • Weight Lifting-B
  • Track And Field


In order to be able to tryout and/or practice all students MUST fill out the

Participation Physical Evaluation Form  (updated 7/7/2017)


Consent and Release from Liability Certificate  (updated 7/7/2017)

(This is required by all students to have, even American students.)


In order for an Exchange Student to compete this form MUST be filled out

Registration Form for Youth Exchange
 Other International or Immigrant Student

NOTE! As of 7/7/2015, this form is no longer to be found on the FHSA's website....??


You can read more about the Florida High School Athletic Association's rules HERE.

The most important is that you are bringing the following documentation when you arrive:

    • official original language transcripts from all school attended by the student since entering the 8th grade/year
    • translated transcripts from all school attended by the student since entering the 8th grade/year, include name and contact information for the individual or organization providing the translation


Listed requirements below are guidelines and some school district might require additional immunizations. Check with your hosting district!
If you don't have all immunization before your arrival, you will be required to take them AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE after your arrival. 

Listed requirements was updated April 2019.

Florida High School immunization requirements

  • 4-5 doses of DTaP vaccine (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis)
  • 3-5 doses of polio vaccine
  • 2 doses of MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Hep B (2-3 doses)
  • 1 dose of varicella or date of disease (year)
  • 7th grade only:  1 dose of TDaP vaccine (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis)
  • 8th-12th grade:  1 dose of DTaP vaccine (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis) if 7th grade requirement has not been met.

Georgia High School immunization requirements

  • Four (4+) DTaP (# of Doses depends upon age given)
  • One (1) Tdap (must be taken grade 7 or later)
  • Four (4+) IPV (# of Doses depends upon age given)
  • Three (3) Hepatitis B
  • Two (2) doses of Measles vaccine, Two (2) doses of Mumps vaccine, and One (1) dose of Rubella vaccine OR Two (2) doses of the combined MMR [OR Documented History of disease or Serology]
  • Two (2) Hepatitis A [Hepatitis A (Required if born on or after 01/01/2006]
  • Two (2) doses of Varicella vaccine [OR Documented History of disease or Serology]
  • One (1) Meningococcal Conjugate (MCV4)