Rotary Youth Exchange

youth-exchange-rotary-club-santa-barbaraAn international exchange program for either a summer or a full year for high school students. The focus is on developing international understanding, cultural appreciation, and building a global community through international youth exchange. Youths are sponsored by Rotary Clubs around the world to live with both Rotarian and other community families. Rotarian youth are eligible for this program.

As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you’ll spend up to a year living with host families and attending school in a different country.

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 80 countries and over 8,000 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.