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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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RYE Florida - All Around the World

My Nguyen in Belgium

My Nguyen in Belgium

Sami in Sweden

Sami in Sweden

Corey - Japan 2014

Corey - Japan 2014

RYE D6970 Florida

RYE D6970 Florida

Erica - Finland

Erica - Finland

Inbound Students 2014-2015

Inbound Students 2014-2015

Blaine in Japan

Blaine in Japan

RYE on the Rhien river, Dusseldorf, Germany. Stuart Brown OB

RYE on the Rhien river, Dusseldorf, Germany. Stuart Brown OB

Thailand - OB Stephanie Bird

Thailand - OB Stephanie Bird

Outbound Exchange Student Timeline

YEAR 1

  • August - Visit your districts page to see when information meetings will be offered. Some district require you to pre-register for such meetings and to attend WITH your parents.
  • September - Attend an information meetings.
  • October - Work on your application - a 3-5 week process.
  • November 1st - deadline for completed application
  • November - Interviews
  • December - Find out if you are selected

YEAR 2

  • January - First outbound training weekend
  • January-July - Language studies on your own
  • June - Second outbound training weekend
  • July/August - Leave for your exchange

YEAR 3

  • June/July the following year - Return to Florida from your exchange year
  • July - Rebound weekend
  • Grettel, outbound to Japan

    My first host family was the Yonei's. They lived really close to the train station which was convenient, and two doors down lived another exchange student from Australia. The Yonei family was made up of Mr.   Read More...

  • Max, outbound to Chile

    If you eat too much avocado does your skin turn green? That was a legitimate worry when I first arrived to the Republic of Chile. Now, eating my weight in avocado on a monthly basis is a completely normal part of my Chilean life.   Read More...

  • Kat, outbound to Slovakia

    I would like to start by saying.. Rotary is magical. Rotary youth exchange makes miracles happen every single day.   Read More...

  • Ian, outbound to Finland

    So my first blog post in sometime, I’ll start by apologizing for the lack of updates. I am truly sorry. However My new years resolution is to put up these blogs every second weekend so this is the first of those posts!   Read More...

  • Eriana, outbound to Korea

    안녕하세요 여러분! 너무 오랜만에... 죄송해요~!   Read More...

  • Lauren, outbound to Taiwan

    Wait, what’s today? Are you serious? There’s no way it’s January 2016.   Read More...

  • Joe, outbound to Korea

    Hey there kiddies! So as of this moment I just heard that them there new outbounds just had their orientation, so if you're reading this and all, AYYYYYYE what's up buddo. Of course you can't respond but I guess it was a retorical greeting.   Read More...

  • John, outbound to Brazil

    Howdy from Brasil. I have been in Brasil for almost five months now and it has been incredible but this journal will focus on a trip outside of Brasil. Recently I traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina to visit my Aunt and I had a wonderful time.   Read More...

  • Chris: Outbound to Sweden

    Hey everyone! These past few weeks have been amazing! I just started school again after the winter break where I came back from a skiing trip in Branäs where I learned how to ski for the first time.   Read More...

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