Are you intrigued by the idea of spending one year residing in another country?  Are you fascinated by the prospect of living with another family and learning about a new culture?  Do you enjoy meeting new friends with diverse backgrounds, sampling unique dishes and experiencing adventures and numerous opportunities for growth?  Do you want to learn a new language, or improve what you already know? 



If so, you may be interested in the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program. 



  • Candidates for Rotary Youth Exchange must be between the ages of 15-19 at the time of departure, and be a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior at the time of application.  Students can NOT have turned 19 prior to the time of exchange.  Note:  Some countries have age restrictions and may not accept older students.  Older students (18 and older) will have limited country choices.  
  • Students must demonstrate scholastic competence, a willingness to try new things, a "can do" attitude, and be involved in extra curricular activities.
  • Generally, outbound students are responsible for approximately $5,200 in costs including travel, insurance, language instruction and a visa, plus incidentals.  The local club in the host country provides a host family, monthly allowance and other activities.


If you would like more information, contact:  Steve Hance, Wayzata Rotary Club Youth Exchange Chair, at or 952-236-1453.  You may also view our website at for a wealth of information and an application.