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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
  • Claire, outbound to Czech Republic

    Read more about Claire and all her blogsOn August 19th I blew out the candles on my 18th birthday cake, put on my blazer, and drove to the Jacksonville airport to leave for exchange. I wish I could say I had an easy time and that there were no hiccups, but that would be a lie. I had every issue imaginable with my flights, even though I had weighted my bags, they were too heavy, and my ticket was wrong so I was moved to a later flight, which was then diverted, and then I spent over 20 hours in th...  Read More...

  • Briana, outbound to Austria

    Read more about Briana and all her blogsA month ago today I got on a plane with Shannon Bowe and started this journey. I still can't believe I am here. Some times I just sit and smile.   Read More...

  • Hayden, outbound to Slovakia

    Read more about Hayden and all his blogsBefore I begin, I'm going to say that there is no possible way to convey the amazingness of my exchange so far, or all the things I've done. So here I am, I'm writing this post on the one month of me being in Slovakia. I guess to start I should say how amazing and inviting my host family has been.   Read More...

  • Rose, outbound to Netherlands

    Read more about Rose and all her blogsI cannot believe that it has been a year since I applied to go on my exchange! Looking back on the moment I decided to do this, I have never made a better choice. When I first applied I never would have imagined it would have such an affect on my life.I have been here in the beautiful country of the Netherlands for exactly 6 weeks now.   Read More...

  • Will, outbound to Poland

    Read more about Will and all his blogsI've been in Poland for almost a month now, and it is fantastic. My awesome host family consists of a dad, who is retired, but also still does some business things? (I don't really understand it), a mom, who owns a clothes store, and a 14 year old brother.   Read More...

  • Taylor, outbound to Norway

    Read more about Taylor and all her blogsI can't believe that I've already spent one month in this amazing country! It's difficult to put the experience I have had into words but I'll try my best. The day I remember down to every exact detail is the day I left the United States. A day that no exchange student could ever forget.   Read More...

  • Destiny, outbound to Taiwan

    Read more about Destiny and all her blogsSee you later or good byes are never easy and I had to do mine more than once. The first one was after my going away party on Saturday night and I was schedule to leave Sunday morning. My best friend and my cousin spent the night and we stayed up most of the night, all my friends could come to the airport….the perfect send off.   Read More...

  • Mara, outbound to France

    Read more about Mara and all her blogsI have been in France now for 3 weeks, and all I can say is, what an experience. In just these three weeks I have learned so much, and my language skills have already improved. However, nobody, no internet source, no book, can truly prepare you for what you will experience abroad.   Read More...

  • Jaden, outbound to Hungary

    Read more about Jaden and all her blogs8-20-16 through 8-28-16What a crazy first week it has been! I am having a wonderful time in Hungary! The city is exhilarating and a little overwhelming..   Read More...

  • Ashley, outbound to Germany

    Read more about Ashley and all her blogsHallo to all reading this first journal of mine! What a crazy couple of weeks it has been! So, I’m pretty sure you could have guessed it, but I have arrived in Germany and am living in the wonderful village of Marienheide.   Read More...

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