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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.

News Stories

  • 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



  • Karina, outbound to Austria

    Well, it has been almost three months since my arrival in Austria, and I am just now writing a journal. I had not suspected that I would be one of the students who dreaded writing exchange journals, considering how much I enjoyed reading the ones from others prior to applying, but nevertheless it is true. Every day there is something worth writing about but without fail I refuse to scribe it because it’s just a reminder that one more day has passed, one less day to stay in this beautiful country...  Read More...

  • Journals: Natalia - Denmark

    What’s “normal” in the US, I’ve discovered, isn’t really “normal” here in Denmark. I’ve been in Denmark for almost 11 weeks now and I can honestly say that these have been the most incredible weeks of my life. So much has happened within the time I have been here and I feel like I am not the same person that got off of the jet in Billund.   Read More...

  • Cameron, outbound to Taiwan

    As I have come to assimilate myself into the daily life of an average Taiwanese, I realize that I love Taiwan, and I never want to leave.  As some of you may know, I have been living in Taiwan for about two months. As I write this, I cringe at the reality that my exchange year is just that, a year. As I have come to assimilate myself into the daily life of an average Taiwanese, I realize that I love Taiwan and I never want to leave.   Read More...

  • Brooke, outbound to Italy

    The Start of an Adventure! Well, my first few weeks have already come full circle. I woke up this morning, stepped outside and said to my self “you’re in an amazing city.” Truthfully, I am.   Read More...

  • Carli, outbound to Italy

    My long yearning for change was finally a reality and there was no way anyone could have wiped the smile off my face. September 10, 2014 was the day my Italian adventure began! From Orlando to New York to Venice, my travels were smooth and on schedule.   Read More...

  • Savannah, outbound to Belgium

    A month - two months in Belgium! Okay! So I've tried submitting this journal at least 5 times over the last month, so let's try again!   Read More...

  • Tiffany, outbound to Brazil

    Good days and bad days I wouldn't change a thing. Olá(: so it has been over a month since I have written my last journal and I have been doing and learning a lot since! I'll start with my family: I am SO LUCKY!   Read More...

  • Savannah, outbound to Spain

    One month in Spain, only nine more left.....  A MONTH ALREADY?????!!!??? It’s so hard to believe that I have been living in Spain for a little over a month. It seems like only yesterday that I was arriving in Spain without a clue of what I was getting myself into.   Read More...

  • Juliana, outbound to Taiwan

    It has now been almost a full month here living in Taiwan, and I would not have wanted it any other way. WEEK 1 (August 23 - 31) My last day in Florida was Friday, August 22. As I said goodbye to my family and sponsor club Rotarians at the airport, I was nervous but very excited.   Read More...

  • Zach, outbound to India

    You never know how glad you are for good breaks till your vehicle is a foot away from a donkey, a cow, a crowded rickshaw and a freight truck at once. Hey everybody! What's up?   Read More...