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 Please contact Dan Drozdowicz for more information

Inbound Students

Youth ExchangeEach year the Janesville Noon Rotary Club hosts an international student or students from all over the world.

The purpose of the Rotary Youth Exchange program is to provide secondary school students with the opportunity to travel abroad, live with a host family, and experience life firsthand in a different country, school, and social environment. Exchange students will gain lifelong advantages through an expanded world view and greater appreciation of the world.

These students are between the ages of 15 ½ and 18 ½ years old.  Most students are hosted by two to three families during their exchange year.  Hosting a Rotary Youth Exchange student is a wonderful opportunity for the entire family.  Each family member is able to interact with the student, perhaps learn a new language, learn a new culture and of course, is exposed to a whole new world.  If you are interested in being a host family, please contact Dan Drozdowicz for more information.

Becoming involved in Rotary Youth Exchange is playing a part in creating WORLD PEACE.

Short Term Exchange

Rotary’s Short-Term Exchange Program (STEP) is a very affordable family to family summer exchange that offers a unique opportunity for students to expand their knowledge of the world and create life-long friendships! Spend a month overseas living with a student and their family, then return home with them to continue your experience hosting in your home for one month.

STEP is open to students aged 15-18 who live in Rotary District 6250 (western and southern Wisconsin; southeast Minnesota). Participants must be of good character, be adaptable, mature, and want to experience life in other countries and cultures. Children of Rotarians and non-Rotarians are equally eligible. The application process typically runs from September-November for the following summers exchange.

See more information on STEP

Outbound Students- Long Term Exchange

The outbound program has always been run by the districts and is operated under the name of Central States Outbound Exchanges, LLC (CSROBE) as a wholly owned subsidiary of CSRYE.

KatjaCentral States Rotary Outbound Exchange provides students between the ages of 15.5 and 18.5 the opportunity of a lifetime! It's a chance to spend 11 months in another country learning the language and culture. Each year, about 250 boys and girls apply through their local Rotary Club and district. Students generally apply in August and September to go on exchange the next year. Outbound students and their parents are guided through months of orientation and information about the country of their exchange year. Outbound students typically stay with two or three Rotary-approved families and receive a monthly stipend for incidental expenses.

Rotary Youth Exchange outbound students need to be above average students who are eager for the chance to try new things and meet new people. You will learn about other cultures, about other people and about yourself. Contact the Janesville Noon Rotary Club today for more information.


How do I Apply?

Whether a short term exchange or year long exchange, you apply through the Janesville Noon Rotary Club. The Janesville Noon Rotary Club promotes the program at Craig, Parker and Milton High Schools year round. For more details on the application process and any deadlines, contact the Janesville Noon Rotary Club.  You can find out more information regarding the youth exchange program on our districts website 


Application Forms

The Application will be provided by our Rotary Youth Exchange Officer.  Please contact Dan Drozdowicz to begin the application process.




Relax.  Remember to breathe.  The interview that you go through to be selected as a Rotary Exchange Student will probably be more intense and nerve-wracking than any interview you have been through before. However it is important to remember to "be yourself" when being interviewed. The interview is not a test or measure of how great a person you are--instead it is meant to ensure that you are an appropriate student for Rotary Youth Exchange--and that Rotary Youth Exchange is an appropriate program for you. A year abroad is a significant commitment and a major challenge--so it very important that both YOU and ROTARY benefit from the experience.  And then what happens?  You wait....

Sometime in January you will be informed on your country assignment. After that, you have six or seven months to get yourself ready for the experience.