Rotary Youth Exchange Changes Lives

Whether you're a student or a host family,
Rotary Youth Exchange opens doors, opportunities and minds.

Whether you participate in Rotary’s long-term or short-term Youth Exchange programs, you’ll learn a new way of living, a great deal about yourself, and maybe even a new language. You’ll also be an ambassador, teaching people you meet about your country, culture, and ideas. You can help bring the world closer – and make some good friends in the process.

For over 75 years, students and host families have broadened their horizons through Rotary Youth Exchange. More than 90 countries and over 10,000 students each year participate in the program, which is administered at the regional level by Rotary districts and at the local level by Rotary clubs.

Participation in this program offers 3 options:


  • Long term Exchange for Students - 1 YEAR duration living in several host family homes
  • Short term Exchange for Students - 1 month duration in each location; direct exchange with host family
  • Host Families for families who wish to welcome students from abroad. Welcome an exchange student into your home for 3 months of their 1 year stay.

All of these programs are detailed on our Rotary District webstie. Just click here and you'll find all the information you need.