Rotary Youth Exchange

Working towards peace and understanding in the world, one exchange at the time.

Rotary International

Rotary International is the world’s oldest and most international service organization, with over 1.2 million members in 32,000 clubs, in almost 200 countries. The official Rotary motto is, “Service Above Self”, and Rotarians live their lives in accordance with the Four Way Test. You can find out more about our wonderful organization and its many programs and projects by visiting the Rotary International website.

There are more than 500 Rotary clubs in the Rotary districts in Florida and Georgia. District borders follow county lines.

Rotary Youth Exchange

Each year, over 9,000 high school students participate in the Rotary Youth Exchange program worldwide, learning a new language and experiencing a new culture, through the efforts of Rotary volunteers around the globe. The program began in the 1920s, but took off after the II World War.

The program’s primary mission: “To work towards peace and understanding in the world”.

RYE Florida

The Youth Exchange (YE) programs in Florida are growing, through the efforts of the multi-district organization, Rotary Youth Exchange Florida, Inc.

Each of the five participating districts in Florida and Georgia are committed to promoting Rotary Youth Exchange, and at least half of the districts have been honored with District Achievement Awards at the annual conferences of the North American Youth Exchange Network

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Recent Travels

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2019-20 Morganne, outbound to Lithuania

2019-20 Morganne, outbound to Lithuania

June 21, 2020 It is now time to write the journal that I think no exchange student wants to write. I leave in nine days. NINE. It is absolute insanity that my time here is almost over. I honestly don’t think it has hit me yet that I am actually going home; it doesn’t...

2019-20 Aleida, outbound to Croatia

2019-20 Aleida, outbound to Croatia

It has been a very long time since my last journal, which I apologize for. I think something that you don't expect when you go on exchange is to get so caught up in life that you forget that you are there temporarily, and to almost forget that life happened before you...

2019-20 Keiko, outbound to Argentina

2019-20 Keiko, outbound to Argentina

Hey guys! I hope you all are well. In this journal I’ll talk about my school situation, COVID-19 conditions, and what my current life looks like. So far on exchange, my school situation has been quite comical and unique. The academic school year in Argentina is from...