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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 - 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 districts page to see when information meetings will be offered. Some district require you to pre-register for such meetings and to attend WITH your parents.
  • September - Attend an information meetings.
  • October - Work on your application - a 3-5 week process.
  • 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 Florida from your exchange year
  • July - Rebound weekend
  • Chloe, outbound to Denmark

    I can hardly believe that I am now writing this update in May, my 9th month of exchange here in this lil' country I am pleased to call home. In these past few months I have met more incredible people and made even greater memories with my friends. Every day the fact that I will be back in Florida in a matter of less than 2 months and not here chilling with them overwhelms me.   Read More...

  • Kel, outbound to Paraguay

    I'm currently sitting in my room and unable to stop thinking. I have been reflecting my exchange and how quickly it does go by. I arrived in Paraguay on August 8th and I will be departing my new home on June 15th, which is in 49 days.   Read More...

  • Savannah, outbound to Brazil 2015-2016

    Trying to avoid writing journals because it makes me sad to think about how little time I have left. Since my last journal in February so many things have happened. The three major things I’ll be writing about are my birthday, my sister coming, and my trip to the amazon!   Read More...

  • Haley, outbound to Poland

    I’m drinking coffee in bed at nine PM on a Friday and nothing makes sense. I’m staring at the glow of my laptop that, for some reason, has a broken webcam, which makes skype sessions difficult, and when you’re an exchange student skype sessions become very important and honestly I have no clue why the webcam is broken because I left my laptop at home and home is Poland now and I left my laptop at home when I went to Germany for a week and when I came back it didn’t work and nothing makes sense. ...  Read More...

  • Vina, outbound to Poland

    A little less than two months left of exchange and I'm struggling to figure out how time flew by so fast. I've heard it a million times, "Time flies" but I've never really taken it into consideration until now. Before I started writing this journal, I visited the homepage of RYE FL, browsed through the pictures of my fellow exchange friends, and remembered how just a year or so ago, I was sitting at home doing my research about exchange, and wishing that my adventure would start already.   Read More...

  • Kam, outbound to Brazil

    Eae gente! It's been a while since I wrote a journal. So much has happened in 2 months so I'll start with March in April.   Read More...

  • Kaylee, outbound to Belgium

    One of my favorite aspects of exchange is the ability to travel. A perk about doing exchange in Europe is easily being able to visit other countries and exchange students. My first experience of visitation was back in November when Chloé Hill (in Denmark on exchange) came to Belgium right after the Paris attacks.   Read More...

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