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Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace one young person at a time.

Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges for students ages 15-19 are sponsored by Rotary clubs in District 5630.  If you are interested, and have questions, please get in touch with us.

Rotary Youth Exchange inspires young leaders to serve as catalysts for peace in their local communities and throughout the world, long after their exchanges end. This program is possible because of the dedication, leadership, and passion of the tens of thousands of volunteers — Rotary members and nonmembers alike — who make this unique program so successful.

What are the benefits?

Exchange students unlock their true potential to:

  • Develop lifelong leadership skills
  • Learn a new language and culture
  • Build lasting friendships with young people from around the world
  • Become a global citizen
How long do exchanges last?

District 5630 offers Outbound Long-term exchanges lasting a full academic year. Students attend local schools and live with multiple host families.

What are the costs?

Room and board are provided, as well as any school fees. Dist 5630 provides for:

How can I apply?

High school students who will be ages 15-18 1/2 on August 1 (of the Rotary year) are eligible to apply for the Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship.  Visit the Students page to apply.