Why Be An Exchange Student?
Every year, about 8,000 young people from around the world participate in Rotary’s Youth Exchange Program.
With Rotary's Youth Exchange program you will travel to another country, learn a new language, and experience the culture in this new land. You will live with host families as you learn about the culture as you continue your high school education. 
As an unofficial ambassador for Rotary, your community and your country, you will bring the world closer together while you’re making lifetime friends.
Students spend a full academic year with two or more host families beginning in late summer. Host parents provide room and meals as well as support and guidance. The host Rotary Club provides a limited monthly spending allowance, a counselor, and supervision.
Although parents should be prepared to cover travel, health insurance and a few other costs for the outbound student, Rotary arranges travel and assists with visa arrangements. In some cases scholarships may be available to help defray exchange costs. Talk to your local Rotary Club or Rotary District Chairperson about your individual situation.
If this experience sounds like something you would like to learn more about contact a Rotarian in your local Rotary Club.
Candidates should complete the on-line application by October 1, 2023. Click here for instructions on completing the application. The sponsoring Rotary Club will hold an interview and, if appropriate, send you to the District Interviews on Saturday, November 18, 2023. If you pass the District Interviews, you will be off to a MANDATORY day on November 19, 2023. On November 19 you will learn more about Rotary, what it means to be an ambassador and you will pick the country you will exchange with. The country you are assigned will be announced at the Country Reveal Party on February 4, 2024.  
2016-17 Outbound Ethan Fogleman in Taiwan!