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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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  • Application Deadline

    The application period for 2015-2016 is now closed and of November 1, 2014.
    To apply for the 2016-2017 school year, check back in September 2015.

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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



  • Juliana, outbound to Faroe Islands

    (The following is a series of vignettes illustrating certain events that occurred or thoughts that I’ve had during my stay here, since, as I state in the first essay, I’m bad at connecting my thoughts in a fluid manner. All of these essays were written at different times and in a different order than presented here; in fact, the order is completely random, with stories spanning from early October to now, mid-December. Just don’t think too much about it.) — I’ve been asked to write journals more ...  Read More...

  • Margaret-Kay, outbound to France

    So I'm very late with submitting my second journal so I figured I'll submit a bunch of journals this week catching y'all up on what I've been up to in the past three-ish months. The Month of October: On October 11th I went to the Circus with my host district. The host district likes for exchange students to have at least one organized event together each month so for the month of October it was the circus.   Read More...

  • Asia, outbound to Argentina

    First and foremost congratulations to the new RYE Florida 2015-2016 Exchange Students! As I have just completed my third month I can honestly say that you will not regret your decision to take on this great challenge and you should be very proud that you have been selected to have this amazing experience. With that being said I want to start this journal with a tid bit of advice based on my experiences thus far: Be sure to focus on your own exchange.   Read More...

  • Julianne - outbound to Turkey

    I know that literally everyone on exchange uses the lame excuse of not having any time to write journals, but for me it is completely true! I barely have time to check my email. In Turkey I have been so busy and having so much fun that I have not turned on the television once.   Read More...

  • Laura, outbound to Brazil

    Opa! Where have I left off? Almost 2 months ago is the last time I wrote and my life have changed immensely since then.   Read More...

  • Savannah, outbound to Spain

    Well, three months in Spain have come faster than I would care to admit. The more and more time I spend here, the harder it is for me to write these journals. While I want to blame it on my busy life here, I can’t deny the fact that it is just simply hard to talk about what I’ve gone through.   Read More...

  • Zach, outbound to India

    Hey there everyone! Sorry for the long wait between journals, but I've got a lot to talk about. I've been here four months as of 7 December and they've been truly unique.   Read More...

  • Britton, outbound to Spain

    I can’t believe I have been in Spain for over three months now. The time is moving to fast and I wish it would slow down. I had some time so I decided to write my third journal.   Read More...

  • John, outbound to Norway

    Well I suppose it’s time for a long overdue journal. Time goes by so quickly here, I wrote my first journal in the beginning of October and all of the sudden it’s December. Please excuse my tardiness.   Read More...

  • Caroline, outbound to Belgium

    So I just celebrated three months and my first 100 days in Belgium not too long ago, Christmas exams are starting right now AND I have to switch host families on Friday (right in the middle of exams). Theres so much happening right now it’s crazy! Nevertheless, lately I’ve been busy just kind of learning and taking things in, making observations if you will, but I haven’t quite figured out what to make of everything yet.   Read More...