Exchange Student Program

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Rotary's programs for students and youth can change the lives of those who participate. Through these programs, young people can earn scholarships, travel on cultural exchanges, or help a community through a service project.

Rotary Youth Exchange students will spend up to a year living with host families and attending school in a different country.  They will learn a new way of living, a great deal about themselves, and maybe even a new language. Youth exchange students will be an ambassador, teaching people they meet about our country, culture, and ideas.  This program is designed to bring the world closer – and the students will 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.