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Welcome to Rotary Youth Exchange - Florida!

What an exciting adventure awaits you, as a potential Rotary exchange student or host family, as you look to expand your horizons as they've never been expanded before.

We invite you to explore our site, learn more about the program, and, if it's right for you, take those first steps toward one of the most amazing, memorable, adventurous years of your life.

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  • Application Deadline

    The application period for 2015-2016 is now closed and of November 1, 2014.
    To apply for the 2016-2017 school year, check back in September 2015.

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RYE Florida - All Around the World

Corey - Japan 2014

Corey - Japan 2014

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RYE D6970 Florida

Erica - Finland

Erica - Finland



  • John, outbound to Ecuador

    I can't believe it's already been over 2 months since I left my entire life in Florida! It feels like I literally just wrote my first journal and here I am writing number 2! I'm currently in school but since I really don't do anything here I figured it's time to stop procrastinating and get to writing!   Read More...

  • Mariah, outbound to France

    It's impossible to sum up a my life in France without writing the equivalent of a short book. I can never summarize all the ups and downs I've felt being here and all the different emotions. Exchange is something I will cherish for the rest of my life and I feel so blessed to have this experience.   Read More...

  • Dustin, outbound to Germany

    Deutschland kann ich hier länger bleiben? Ich habe viel Spaß hier in Deutschland und ich weiß, ich weiß nicht mehr verlassen möchte. Aber Worte können alle meine Erfahrungen und Emotionen nicht erklären.   Read More...

  • Blaine, outbound to Japan

    みなさんこんにちは!As I am writing this it marks the one-month point of Being in Japan. How crazy is that… It’s something that everyone tells you but time really does fly by. I have been in school now for four weeks and it is going pretty well, however I was having doubts at first about whether I was really having fun.   Read More...

  • Julian, outbound to Brazil

    Well…. It’s been three months. Some days it feels as if I got here last week and others like I’ve been here for years.   Read More...

  • Sami, outbound to Sweden

    Thoughts on Glasses I've worn glasses since the third grade. But every year at the ophthalmologist I guessed at fuzzy letters on the screen - usually getting them right. Finally last year, I spoke up and admitted to guessing.   Read More...

  • Brooke, outbound to Italy

    As I continue along my time here in Sicily, things begin to slow down. When I first arrived in Sicily it was like a gun shot went off. Everything was happening at once.   Read More...

  • Caroline, outbound to Belgium

    I've been in Belgium for a little over two months now and I have experienced so many things that I feel like it's been so much longer than two months, but at the same time my exchange is flying by and I can't believe two months are already gone...This is such a weird feeling! I just recently had the opportunity to go to Paris with my host family and London with an exchange friend (plus his host family). Paris was just as beautiful as I had imagined it, the food was so good and I even got to see ...  Read More...

  • Britton, outbound to Spain

    It has now been two months in Spain and my time keeps getting better. I have been at school for two months now, and I actually understand my teachers. My classes are still a bit hard to comprehend, but luckily I have great friends and teachers to help.   Read More...

  • Nic, outbound to Japan

    I feel I’ve grown, or rather aged, as a person since I left the airport. I know longer am troubled (as much) by the minuscule details that used to get me worked up, nor am I finding myself getting unhinged when sudden or abrupt changes occur. I feel as if I have been “mellowed out” by exchange.   Read More...