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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 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

  • Meghan, outbound to Peru

    This is my life. This is Peru. I couldn't be happier.   Read More...

  • Cameron, outbound to Taiwan

    With a crushed spirit, I accepted my fate: I would not step on a plane today. 8/23/14 Da jia hao! The first thought that came to mind while writing this was “Am I really going to live in a foreign country, with people I don’t know, and without any form of familiarity, that is my friends and family?” The answer is a big fat YES.   Read More...

  • My, outbound to Belgium

    Two years ago, back in junior year of high school, I was walking nonchalantly down the hallways one day and I saw this quote: "Be the change you want to be in the world," Gandhi. At that moment when I saw Gandhi's quote, I started to embrace it. I vowed to be such, to be a change within the world.   Read More...

  • Blaine, outbound to Japan

    After we get everything situated that's when it really hit me. I was going to be spending the next year in Japan… WHAT WAS I THINKING? こんにちは。So my first days in Japan… what an experience.   Read More...

  • Stephanie, outbound to Thailand

    Almost two weeks in Thailand!  It's only been two weeks since my exchange adventures began. So much has happened already! I've seen so many new styles and people and experienced culture shock beyond my expectations.   Read More...

  • Savannah, outbound to Belgium

    August 20th, 2014: 3 days in Belgium!  So my flight left Jacksonville on the 17th of August, at 2:11 pm. It was on time and even arrived 30 minutes early. We (Bailie and I) found our flight to Atlanta with relative ease and there we met up with a girl from New Jersey, Megan.   Read More...

  • Dillon, outbound to Japan

    Onsens. Hot springs. Japanese bath houses.  

  • Zac, outbound to Sweden

    MY FIRST MONTH IN SWEDEN!  I've been in Sweden for almost a month now and it feels like it only been a few days!I love it here. I'm trying to stay focused on learning Swedish like I wanted too.My host family is wonderful and it is definitely adding to my experience. I can't believe I'm really half way across the world.   Read More...

  • Tiffany, outbound to Brazil

    Two weeks already?! How!? The idea of living in Brazil for a year is unimaginable.   Read More...

  • Julian, outbound to Brazil

    This roller coaster has begun, and I am throughly enjoying it. I already feel a little Brazilian. I have arrived in Brazil!   Read More...