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
  • Julia, outbound to Japan

    Read more about Julia and all her blogsHello all, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I don’t remember the last time I wrote a journal, so I’m very sorry for that. Anyways, things have been a challenge here since the earthquake (which I’m kind of certain was my last journal).   Read More...

  • Hayden, outbound to Taiwan

    Read more about Hayden and all his blogsI have now been in Taiwan for more than half a year and in retrospect a half of a year is only a small fraction of my life but I am certain that this year has been one if not the most influential few months of my whole life and life to come. Now that I have been here so long nothing is exotic anymore. I live my every day life normally, but just because nothing is exotic that does not mean my love for it has been lost or I am tired of being here.   Read More...

  • Rachel, outbound to Spain

    Read more about Rachel and all her blogsI can't believe I am in the last stretch of my exchange... I only have 3 months left. Everyday I get closer to saying goodbye to my best friends and family to go back to my best friends and family.   Read More...

  • Ashley, outbound to Germany

    Read more about Ashley and all her blogsMarch, what is this strange month that seemed so much faster than February??? I am honestly not joking, if someone could give me a moment to catch my breath or for time to slow down, that would be really great! Where to even begin?   Read More...

  • Mia, outbound to Sweden

    Read more about Mia and all her blogsIt has been way too long and I completely apologize for withholding information of a country that deserves to be told over and again. Since I last wrote it was October, I was kinda sad and on a social media ban, I am soooooo different now wow. Let’s begin where I left off: October: Anderstrop 10/21-10/24 Enjoyed a super nice time with Sweden’s other exchange students having a little late, but great Crayfish party. A weeken...  Read More...

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