Youth Exchange Program

District 7410 Contacts 

YEP District Chair Anne Sehne

YEP Inbound Chair Melissa Saxon

YEP Short Term Chair Irene Carey

YEP Outbound Patricia Mazzei

CO-YEP Outbound Chip Jaeger

YEP District Youth  Protection Officer Nicole (Niki) Wolff

District 7410 Rotary clubs should be in the process of identifying and interviewing Youth Exchange candidates for the 2020-2021 school year as well as 2020 short term summer exchange candidates.  Interviews for long term exchange are currently planned for November 17, 2019.  Applications should be submitted to the Anne Sehne, District 7410 Youth Exchange Chair by October 31st.  If you have questions, or would like a club visit from a member of the Youth Exchange Team, please contact Anne Sehne or Co-Outbound Chair, Chip Jaeger at  More information is available at  


Application Due: October 31, 2019

District Interviews: November 17, 2019

Country  Assignment  Celebration-January 4-5, 2020

Remaining Orientation Schedule will be shared upon acceptance to the Youth Exchange Program. 

Once accepted all orientations are mandatory.



Each year, about 7,000 high school aged young people will spend a year living with host families in a country other than their own through Rotary's Youth Exchange Program. These students serve as ambassador's of Rotary and of the country from which they come. Traditionally, District 7410 has exchanged fifteen to twenty or more students with dozens of Rotary districts in other countries.

The program is open to Rotarian and non-Rotarian families. In general, student candidates should be academically above average, have demonstrated leadership skills, and possesses qualities which will enable them to become good cultural ambassadors. Candidates for the program must by sponsored by a Rotary club within District 7410.

District 7410 joined the multi-district youth exchange program ESSEX (Eastern States Student Exchange Program) in January, 2010

Rotary Year District 7410 will accept application for the Short Term Exchange and New Generation Exchange. Visit the ESSEX home page for information on these two programs. 



Club Sponsor Fee-----$ 500.00  Paid with Student Application

                                       (Refundable if not accepted by District Interview committee)

                                       (Non-refundable if student withdraws application)


Student App. Fee------$175.00  Paid with application (Non-refundable)   

                                        Student Application:

                                                  1.  Required application on ESSEX website: 

                                                   2.  Three additional documents, ESSEX Rules, travel rules, country selection  list.

                                                   3. Application checklist and Page order for Application

                                                      *****(Rotary International application WILL NOT be accepted)


Once endorsed(signed) by local club, send  THREE (3) original copies of the Application, ESSEX Outbound Student Rules, ESSEX Independent Travel Rules, and Country Selection List, (all required documents) to:        

Anne Sehne, Chair YEP

PO Box 611

    Dalton, PA  18414


DUE DATE:      OCTOBER 31, 2019


Student Fee---------------------- $ 2000


Fees due:         October 31         $ 175 (with application)


                           December 16     $ 625


                           February 25        $ 600


                           March 31             $ 600