RYE in Brazil was transformational

Rotary Youth Exchange Student in Brazil

My experience as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student in Brazil was by far the most transformational experience of my life. 

My exchange year strengthened my levels of independence, cultural competence, openness, critical thinking, adaptability, and global citizenship. 

Additionally, this experience showed me the power of community through the support I received both at home and abroad.  I saw service to others and relationship building across nations.  I was especially blessed by the people I came to know through Rotary, from all over Brazil, the United States, and from over twenty other countries around the world. 

“These relationships and the memories we made together are something I hold very near to my heart and return to every single day.”


Rotary Youth Exchange Application Procedure

Youth Exchange Application (must be completed and submitted between September 1st and October 15th for exchanges beginning in August of the following year)
Rotary District 5630 Youth Exchange Scholarship Application Procedure
Rotary District 5630 Youth Exchange Fees (RY 2024-2025)