Posted on Oct 18, 2019

Houston Rotary Youth Exchange is part of the 5890 Rotary district, which encompasses the greater-Houston area.

Throughout this area, local Rotary clubs provide this international opportunity to eager, ambitious, and inquisitive high school students — both to come to our area to experience American life, or to go abroad to one of 15 countries around the world.

The program offers numerous benefits to its young participants and their Rotarian hosts and mentors, as well as to the community at large. 

Students for the 2020-2021 Academic School Year were selected on December 7, 2019.  Rotary clubs will start accepting applications in September 2020 for students to study abroad in 2021-2022, so please click here to contact your local Rotary to apply in September.


Students are supported through their local and sponsor Rotary clubs in the destination country. Additionally, each student will go through extensive training before departure. Rotary volunteers work to ensure the safety of exchange students throughout the exchange

Up to 20 Countries

Currently Participating Countries: Japan, Taiwan, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Colombia and Poland

$20,000 Scholarship*

Rotary Youth Exchange Ambassadors receive a scholarship in tuition, room & board and spending allowance. *Long-Term Program*