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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 weclomes the First Inboud for 2014-2015


    District 6950 can claim the prize for the first arrival of an Inbound for 2014/2015 when Maria from Poland arrived on July 25th at Tampa International Airport. She was welcomed by her new host family and host club. Welcome Maria!


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RYE Florida - All Around the World

Corey - Japan 2014

Corey - Japan 2014

RYE D6970 Florida

RYE D6970 Florida

Erica - Finland

Erica - Finland

  • Dillon, outbound to Japan

    First week of Japanese high school! Today I officially completed my first week of high school in Japan. I will explain how it went in chronological order: Monday: I was very excited when I awoke at 7am on Monday morning.   Read More...

  • Dustin, outbound to Germany

    Where to begin with my two weeks here in Germany…? Well my flights went extremely well from Jacksonville to Atlanta, and Atlanta to Frankfurt. I had to sway my bittersweet goodbyes to my family and close friends in the airport.   Read More...

  • Summer, outbound to Brazil

    Here I stand, not knowing whether to be nervous or excited, but I guess this is what they call adventure.  As I write this, it has been exactly one month, one week, 8 hours, and 28 minutes since I made the best decision of my life: to board the plane heading to Curitiba, Brasil. When the Rotex were reminding us to savor the time here, I thought they were exaggerating; the time I’ve spent in Brasil feels like days, not a whole month. Since that fateful day of July 20th, I have: -Met new frie...  Read More...

  • Blaine, outbound to Japan

    After we get everything situated that's when it really hit me. I was going to be spending the next year in Japan… WHAT WAS I THINKING? こんにちは。So my first days in Japan… what an experience.   Read More...

  • Meghan, outbound to Peru

    This is my life. This is Peru. I couldn't be happier.   Read More...

  • Cameron, outbound to Taiwan

    With a crushed spirit, I accepted my fate: I would not step on a plane today. 8/23/14 Da jia hao! The first thought that came to mind while writing this was “Am I really going to live in a foreign country, with people I don’t know, and without any form of familiarity, that is my friends and family?” The answer is a big fat YES.   Read More...

  • My, outbound to Belgium

    Back in junior year of high school, I was walking nonchalantly down the hallways one day and I saw this quote. "Be the change you want to be in the world," Gandhi. At that moment when I saw Gandhi's quote, I started to embrace it.   Read More...

  • Stephanie, outbound to Thailand

    Almost two weeks in Thailand!  It's only been two weeks since my exchange adventures began. So much has happened already! I've seen so many new styles and people and experienced culture shock beyond my expectations.   Read More...

  • Savannah - Outbound to Belgium

    August 20th, 2014: 3 days in Belgium! So my flight left Jacksonville on the 17th of August, at 2:11 pm. It was on time and even arrived 30 minutes early.   Read More...

  • Dillon, outbound to Japan

    Onsens. Hot springs. Japanese bath houses.