The application deadline is November 1st for exchanges starting the next school year.

The application process can take up to five weeks to complete, so start EARLY !!

1

READ all about our program on this website before you start the application process.

2

LOCATE your Rotary district and follow their pre-application instructions.

3

ATTEND your Rotary district’s information meeting with your parents/guardians in August or September. 

4

EXPLORE what’s needed to complete your application and start preparing. Your Rotary district will send you an application invitation.

Short Dictionary

 

Inbound (IB): 

A student who is coming INTO Florida and Georgia from any of the thirty-five countries we currently exchange with

 

Outbound (OB): 

A student who is headed OUT from Florida and Georgia to any of our partner countries

 

Rebound/ROTEX:

A student who has successfully completed their exchange year, and now can assist other students in preparing for their journey

Outbound Exchange Student Timeline

YEAR ONE:

August – Visit your Rotary district’s page to find information on upcoming scholarship meetings. Some districts require you to pre-register for a meeting and attend with a parent or guardian
September/October – Attend an scholarship information meeting
October – Work on completing your application
November 1st – Deadline for submitting a completed application
November – Interviews for Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarships are held
December – Scholarships are announced

YEAR TWO:

January – First Rotary Youth Exchange outbound training weekend
January through July – Studying your host language and individual district training sessions
June – Second Rotary Youth Exchange outbound training weekend
July/August – Depart on your exchange

YEAR THREE :

June/July – Return home from your exchange year
July – Rotary Youth Exchange rebound weekend

Application Package

The application is completed online.

District Information

Your district will provide information on what you need to know before starting the application process.

Some districts will require you to attend an information meeting before starting the application process while other districts will hold pre-application phone conversations.

 

Components of the Application

  • General Student and Family Information
  • Student Letter
  • Parent Letter
  • Photos
  • Club Sponsor Form signed by your local Rotary Club and your local Youth Exchange District Chair
  • Medical History/Examination Form
  • Dental Health/Examination Form
  • Rules and Conditions of Exchange 
  • Personal Reference from Teacher or School Administrator
  • Color Copy of Passport or Birth Certificate
  • Copy of School Transcripts
  • Three Host Family Referrals
  • $150 Non-Refundable Application Fee

DO NOT print this, as it is a SAMPLE ONLY. This sample may differ slightly from the new online application.  

You will complete your application online only. 

Good to Know

The entire Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship application normally takes three to five weeks to complete, so start early!

• Once you complete Part One of the Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship application, Part Two will be forwarded to you for completion.

• Applications are in electronic fillable format and typed versions are preferred.

• All document uploads must be legible and full page 8.5”x 11” PDF. Do not upload JPGS.

• All signatures MUST be in BLUE ink.

• Only electronically submitted applications are accepted.

• If you do not have access to a scanner, we recommend using one of the many free scanner apps available on your smartphone to upload your documents in a legible PDF format.