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.

Youth-Exchange-Scholarship-RYEflorida

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
  • Rachel, outbound to Spain

    Read more about Rachel and all her blogsHalfway… 5/10 months. I can’t believe it’s already been 5 months that I’ve been on exchange. I couldn’t ask for better friends, family or school.   Read More...

  • Isla, outbound to France

    Read more about Isla and all her blogsOk so I apologize I am horrible at keeping up my journals :( Update since last time: I have met my newbies! They are absolutely amazing! It's so cool to see all the different languages and cultures together when we're in a big group.   Read More...

  • Rachel, outbound to Croatia

    Read more about Rachel and all her blogs5 months have passed and looking back it seems time has flown so fast. I don't just mean while abroad. Rotary tells you that exchange is a 3 year process.   Read More...

  • Ashley, outbound to Germany

    Read more about Ashley and all her blogsOkay, are we really sure January is almost over? Like, last week I was skiing in the Alps with my best friend and this morning I woke up to January 30th, 2017. This year is flying by WAY too quickly.   Read More...

  • Laura, outbound to Greenland

    Read more about Laura and all her blogsIt’s almost my six month mark and I’m already halfway through exchange. It feels as if Christmas break was just yesterday. Now it’s already February; time is going by way too fast.   Read More...

  • Rachel, outbound to Spain

    Read more about Rachel and all her blogsIt’s been almost 2 months since I’ve last updated you all! Since my last update I changed host families and schools. Everything is going great!   Read More...

Forgot your password?