Youth Exchange

Making a World of Difference

For over 75 years, students and host families have broadened their horizons through Rotary’s long-term and short-term Youth Exchange Programs. More than 80 countries and over 8,000 students each year participate in the program, which is administered at the regional level by Rotary districts and at the local level by Rotary clubs.

As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you’ll spend up to a year living with a few host families and attending school in a different country. Whether you participate in Rotary’s long-term or short-term Youth Exchange programs, you’ll learn a new way of living, a great deal about yourself, and maybe even a new language. You’ll also be an ambassador, teaching people you meet about your country, culture, and ideas. You can help bring the world closer – and make some good friends in the process.

It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Are you ready for it?

Learn More

Visit the District 5100 Youth Exchange Website for more information.

Youth Protection

District 5100 is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all participants in Rotary activities. Volunteers who participate in any youth program are required to complete a background check. To see our complete policy and/or to download a background check authorization form, please click the link below.