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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

  • Lizzie, outbound to Lithuania

    A few days ago, I celebrated (with astonishment) my 6 month anniversary in Lithuania. It’s a weird feeling, realizing that everything in my current life revolves around this small country in the corner of Europe… Now, when I say, “home,” I’m referring to my host family’s apartment in Baltupiai. Hear me mention my mom or sisters, and I’m talking about my Lithuanian family.   Read More...

  • Juliana, outbound to Faroe Islands

    (**WARNING: This journal is long. This is the end of the warning.**) (**I LIED: HERE’S ANOTHER WARNING: Some dialogue was fabricated for comedic purposes. …Some.) —Paris I hadn’t really thought about going to Paris before; I’m sure there were times when I thought it would be cool to go into the Palace of Versailles — ~I’M IN LOOOOVE WITH ROCOOOCO~ — but for some reason I never really imagined myself in France.   Read More...

  • Brooke, outbound to Italy

    You would guess I eat spaghetti and meatballs every day. Yes, some form of pasta is served each day, but it’s not your classic “Nonna’s Italian red sauce, with meatballs, and long stringy pasta” kind of dish. Most of the pastas are actually short or small.   Read More...

  • Natalia, outbound to Denmark

    Things are about to change. You’ve guessed it, I am switching host families in less than 24 hours. The thing about having to live with a family for about 4 months is that you make connections with the people you are living with and in turn you get pretty close with them in a short amount of time.   Read More...

  • Stephanie, outbound to Thailand

    I cannot believe I have lived in Thailand for seven months. I still remember the feeling of when I first arrived and saw my host family in the airport, when everything was completely new to me. The feeling of being somewhere new, completely alone, is insane.   Read More...

  • Carley, outbound to France

    And yet another amazing month in this amazing country. I just recently got back from my first skiing trip with my family in Les Houches and I can't describe the amazing-ness of it. From the north of France to the South/east it was an 7 hour drive without traffic...And of course there is always traffic.   Read More...

  • Mariah, outbound to France

    There's been quite a few times where I said to myself "I need to write my Rotary journal TODAY." I remember as a future outbound, I loved reading journals and I always wished the outbounds wrote more. Now I understand why some people don't have many journals. It's hard to sit yourself in front of a screen and essentially sum up your life in your host country.   Read More...

  • Bailie, outbound to Belgium

    So, its been a while since I’ve made one of these journals. Ive been wanting too for a while but whenever I would try to sit down and write it, I could never describe what I was feeling. I was happy that my dad was coming to visit me, sad because my Aussie friends had finished their exchange and left this country, alone because my new host family isn't as interactive as my last, and confused whether or not I want to stay here forever with all my new friends or go home to my comfort zone.   Read More...

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