Are you interested in…
Canberra, your national capital
Your role in citizenship
Learning about the work of Federal Members of Parliament
Meeting fellow students from around Australia
Sharing your passions and views
What makes the RAIC program great
Each year around 40 Year 11 students (the delegates) are sent by their local Rotary clubs to Canberra. They are taken out of their comfort zones into new places, set amongst new faces and asked to do new things.
For a week, RAIC puts the delegates “inside” Canberra.
Your RAIC experience is likely to include
Meeting Senators, Members and Parliamentary Officers
Observing Question Time and receiving inside analysis from a member of the Press Gallery
Participating in role-plays of parliamentary processes
A wreath laying ceremony at the Australian War Memorial
Exploring Questacon (the National Science and Technology Centre)
Visit to the Royal Military College, Duntroon
A function in the athletes’ dining room at the Australian Institute of Sport.
Find out what it’s all about
- ...in Year 11 or its equivalent?
- ...eager to see new places and meet new friends?
- ...interested in getting into places not normally open to the public?
- ...keen to learn things that are going to be important to you when you become a full Australian citizen in just one or two years?
Rotary Adventure in Citizenship (RAIC) gives you all these things, and more! RAIC is so much more than a school trip to Canberra. For the week of RAIC, you become almost an insider to what’s happening in your national capital. Things you see and do are related to what is timely and topical.
Applications open on 17 March and close on 21 April 2022, or earlier if all places have been filled.
Find a sponsor
Find a Rotary Club in your area and convince them to sponsor you to attend. Click here to find a Rotary Club near you.
Complete the application
The application involves completing the application form, the permissions form, providing a 90 second video statement and a photo of yourself. Click here to download an application form.
Submit the application
Email your completed forms and associated files to firstname.lastname@example.org and arrange for the payment.