Welcome to Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship Program

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 district's page to see when information meetings will be offered. Some districts require you to pre-register for such meetings and to attend WITH your parents.
  • September - Attend an information meeting.
  • October - Work on your application - it takes most 3-5 weeks to complete.
  • 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 the US from your exchange year
  • July - Rebound weekend
  • Ashley, outbound to Germany

    Read more about Ashley and all her blogsThis journal was written in honor of: The #Run Squad and Sushi Squad of 1810Let’s be real for a second, I’m pretty confident that April was just two weeks long… How is it even possible that it’s almost over! I literally swear I just wrote my journal for the month of March. Anywho, it doesn’t matter if April was 2 or 4 weeks because A LOT still happened in that small amount of time!In the first week of April, I checked off a l...  Read More...

  • Mara, outbound to France

    Read more about Mara and all her blogsMy host RC is Rotary Club de Villemur et Frontonnais and my host district is 1700I have learned so much in these past 9 months. Coming to France has opened my eyes so much to not only the French culture, and the language, but to the countless other languages and cultures I have been exposed to as well. I have not only fallen in love with France, but all of the countries that my friends are from and that I have learned about.   Read More...

  • Julia, outbound to Japan

    Read more about Julia and all her blogsFor the future outbounds to Japan, and for those who are curious enough, today I will write about average life for me here in Japan. As a disclaimer: This is purely my own experience here, and everyone should know and understand that a student’s life on exchange is always unique to only them, so everything I write here certainly will not apply directly to any other student, present or future, only truly to myself. So take my reflections and explanatio...  Read More...

  • Laura, outbound to Greenland

    Read more about Laura and all her blogsSurprisingly not much has happened since my last journal in February. It may be due to the fact that life here is so normal to me. I have a routine.   Read More...

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