Welcome to District 6890

District 6890 includes: Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Polk

Introducing the Short-Term Exchange Program (STEP):

  • Family-to-Family exchange
  • You travel to a family overseas for approximately 4 weeks and then your new host brother/sister flies home with you and spends about 4 weeks in your home (or visa-versa).
  • The Youth Exchange Program is for students between the ages of 15-19.
  • You will be matched by same gender and similar interests.

Host an Exchange Student:

  • You can have an exchange experience without leaving your own home by hosting an international student for 3-4 months. 
  • Primary requirement is a willingness to open your heart and home to an exchange student and accept him/her as your own.
  • As a host family, your responsibility is to provide room, board and a welcoming environment to your exchange student.
  • Family makeup is less important than a desire to host: families with kids, without kids, empty-nesters and single parents have made successful host families.
  • Your student's stay is supervised by the sponsoring Rotary club and receives a monthly stipend, so you are not expected to provide spending money.
  • Host families are fully vetted and undergo training.
  • Give a little, gain a lot!

If you are interested in the STEP, Long-Term Scholarship Program or becoming a Host Family, please complete and submit the Information Request form.  You will be contacted shortly.

Be part of an adventure...

Meet the District 6890 Youth Exchange Committee 

District Chair
Helen Chan 


Rotary Club of New Tampa

Assistant to the District Chair
 Alfredo Oliveira 

ROTEX 2005-2006, Brazil to Minnesota

Youth Protection Officer
 Nicholas Hall  


Rotary Club of Temple Terrace

Committee Member
 Russell Patterson 


Rotary Club of Temple Terrace

Committee Member
 Candy Gale 


Rotary Club of Temple Terrace

Committee Member 
Deborah Williams 

Rotary Club of FishHawk-Riverview

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