Rotary Youth Exchanges


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As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you’ll spend up to a year living with host families and attending school in a different country.

Whether you participate in Rotary’s long-term or short-term Youth Exchange programs, you’ll learn a new way of living, a great deal about yourself, and maybe even a new language. You’ll also be an ambassador, teaching people you meet about your country, culture, and ideas. You can help bring the world closer – and make some good friends in the process.

For over 75 years, students and host families have broadened their horizons through Rotary Youth Exchange. More than 80 countries and over 8,000 students each year participate in the program, which is administered at the regional level by Rotary districts and at the local level by Rotary clubs.

This program is for 10th graders who wish to spend an academic year in another country. Some program costs exist (for local district activities) approximately $1500 plus cost of airline ticket. Spending money is needed for the year and some travel opportunities exist during the stay at an additional fee. Applications are being taken now, students are selected by local Rotary club.