Youth Exchange Program

Youth Exchange



Youth Exchange Program


Twelve months in a foreign country with board and accommodation provided by host families is offered by Rotary International District 9465. To be eligible, students must be over 16 and less than 18 years of age at the time of departure in January.

This is an education and cultural exchange, and the students' principal purpose will be to act as "youth ambassadors" for Australia.

Students gain first-hand experience of different cultures and lifestyles and the opportunity to adapt to a new environment.

At the same time, they inform their host community of the Australian way of life. They help to build better international understanding and goodwill, which are two of the key objectives of this program.

Travel expenses are paid by the student's parents, although financial constraints should not deter applicants - limited funding is available for those who meet the District's criteria.


To find out more about the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program in Australia, - Click Here

Additional Information:

  • Program District Chairman Keith Hopkins, email or call 0417 345 256
  • Applications: Email and request an application form or download from this site's link.
  • Send completed forms to your nearest Rotary Club or email them to so they can be forwarded to the appropriate club by March 31.
  • How much does it cost? Approximately $6000
  • Deadline: Applications for Youth Exchange in 2014 close with Rotary Clubs on 31 March 2013. (Allow time for your application to arrive by this date).