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Welcome to Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship program

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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.

Making a difference in the world


Outbound Exchange Student Timeline

Year 1 (2018)

  • September – 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 (2019)

  • 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 (2020)

  • 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