Our Mission:

Youth Exchange

We give high-school students the ability to explore a new culture, learn a new language, and discover themselves through a long-term or short-term cultural exchange and service trip.


For Students...

An exciting adventure awaits you, as a potential Rotary exchange student, you look to expand your horizons as they've never been expanded before. We invite you to explore our site, learn more about the program, and, if it's right for you, take those first steps toward one of the most amazing, memorable, adventurous years of your life.  

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For Host Families...

Hosting a Youth Exchange student from another country is a challenge—and an opportunity. Involvement with an exchange student challenges a host family to become familiar with another culture, while providing the opportunity to share a student's hopes and ambitions. These challenges and opportunities promise to enrich the lives of every member of your family.

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For Clubs...

It is easy to join the Rotary Youth Exchange program, because it can be administered by just two volunteers from the Rotary Club. One Youth Exchange Officer, who provides the application paperwork to interested high school students, and the Counselor, who provides guidance to the student and is available as a contact in case of any problems that may arise.

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