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The Youth Exchange Scholarship Program

the Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship program

What an adventure you have in front of you! No matter if you end up representing Rotary International and USA as a Rotary Youth Exchange Scholar for a full year, or if you become part of our Short-Term Summer Exchange Program, you’ll have an experience that will change your life forever.

Read the journals below from the students abroad and/or click on the “want to participate” tab above to get started.

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Outbound Exchange Student Timeline

Year 1 (2017)

  • August – November: Attend our Youth Exchange Weekends and information sessions. Work on your application (normally takes 3-5 weeks to complete!).
  • November 15: Deadline for completed applications
  • 1st weekend December: District interviews
  • December 15: Find out if you’re accepted

Year 2 (2018)

  • January – July: Monthly orientation meetings for all outbound students
  • January 31: Find out what country you’re going to (long-term exchange students)
  • April: Find out what country you’re going to (short-term exchange students)
  • May – September: Short-term exchanges in and outbound
  • July – September: Long-term students leave
  • August: Rebound reunion for short-term students

Year 3 (2019)

  • June – July: long-term students returns to the USA
  • August: Rebound reunion weekend for long-term students

The list of countries:

  • Asia – Africa – Pacific Rim
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Europe
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Slovak Republic
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • South and Central America
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Ecuador
  • Mexico
  • Peru

Sarah Powell, Rotary Scholar in Thailand.

Hello! My name is Sarah and I will be spending my Junior year of high school in Thailand.
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Marisa Long , Rotary Scholar in France

Hello! My name is Marisa Long and I’m thrilled to say that I will be spending the 2016-17 school year in Apt, France. I just finished my freshman year at Worthington Kilbourne High School.
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Michelle Silverwood ,Rotary Scholar in Czech Republic

My name is Michelle Silverwood and I will be residing in Cheb, Czech Republic for the next year. I currently live in Mt. Vernon, OH, which is a small town an hour North of Columbus.
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Zoe Guiney , Rotary Scholar in Mexico.

Hi, my name is Zoe! I’m 18 years old and have just graduated from Granville High School.
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Journals from 2015-2016.

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