Rotary International
Long Term (Full Year) Exchange

Program In Brief

  • Rotary’s Long-Term Exchange Program presents an opportunity for you to advance your education, become a better person, and contribute to world understanding by allowing you to attend high school in a different country.
  • Founded in 1929, about 8,600 students from around the world now participate in this program each year. As an unofficial ambassador for Rotary, your community and your country, you will bring the world closer together while you’re making lifetime friends.
  • Each student is assigned a Rotary Club Counselor from the hosting club, whom meets with the student on a regular basis to ensure that the exchange is going smoothly.
  • You will live for about 10 months with host families in another country and attend school there. Our district typically exchanges with over 40 countries.
  • Consider being a Host. For every student that goes ‘Out’, another comes ‘In’, so Host families are needed here in the area.
  • Because of the long-standing history of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program, our exchange program is the largest in the world. And because arrangements are made by local Rotarians both here, and in your new home, it is also one of the safest and lowest cost youth exchange programs in the world.

Yes, I am interested! How can I learn more?

Contact your local Rotary Club - click here to visit the Rotary District 7450 Web site and then on the Local Clubs link at the top of that page. Clubs are based upon geographic location. Choose the club nearest you and contact them about being an exchange student.

Contact the District Chairman for Rotary Youth Exchange for information about the program, and how to apply. Applications are taken September – December for the NEXT school year.