This year, more than 8,000 young people will have the opportunity of a lifetime — a chance to live in another country and see the world from a new perspective through Rotary Youth Exchange.
You could be one of them!
As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you’ll spend a year living with host families and attending school in a country other than your own. You’ll learn a new way of living, maybe even a new language, and a great deal about yourself.
As you’re learning, you’ll also be teaching the people you meet about your country, your culture, and your ideas.
You’ll be a young ambassador, helping to bring the world closer together and making some good friends in the process.
IS AN EXCHANGE RIGHT FOR ME?
Exchanges are for people ages 15–19 who:
- Have demonstrated leadership in their school and community
- Are flexible and willing to try new things
- Are open to cultural differences
- Can serve as an ambassador for their own country
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Costs vary from country to country. Local Rotary clubs generously host students and provide room and board with a host family and a small monthly stipend. Participants are generally responsible for:
- Round-trip airfare
- Travel documents (such as passports and visas)
- Spending money, additional travel, and tour fees
If you’re ready for the challenge and the rewards of living in another country as an exchange student, then you’re ready to discover new worlds through the Rotary Youth Exchange program.
We invite you to contact us below to start the process.