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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
  • Madi, outbound to Brazil

    I arrived home from the Amazon today, so let me write this all down before I forget something. I apologize now for my horrid English. So the first day we went to Presidente Figueiredo.   Read More...

  • Robin, outbound to France

    I haven’t written in a while, and that’s because in a way, it hurts to write. I truly NEVER understood that last year when I would read these journals, and people would say it’s difficult to write. It hurts to have to sum up a life into a few paragraphs.   Read More...

  • Sequoia, outbound to Korea

    I wrote this on May 1st ---------------------------- 262 days and I finally manage to write a journal. Sitting in bed at 2:30am after two weeks of being away from home and I'm overcome with a sense of longing. I'm longing to see my home in Florida, yet I'm already longing to come back to Korea.   Read More...

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