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We will soon be accepting applications for the academic year 2024-25 long term exchange program (applications due November 18, 2023 for priority placement).  Click here to request an application with directions to complete the application.  Exchanges are subject to pandemic guidelines and Rotary International Guidance.  


As the Rotary Youth Exchange program is highly selective, you should apply early — up to a year in advance of when you wish to leave. For example, for long-term exchanges, selection takes place in the fall prior to the year you will make your exchange. If you wish to travel abroad during your junior year, you should apply in fall of your sophomore year.  Once you are selected, your sponsoring Rotary club and district will work to prepare you for your year away. You will be guided through a series of orientation sessions, preparing you for your exchange.

  • You need the sponsorship of your local Rotary Club. Each club should have a Youth Exchange Officer designated by their club President. If you are unable to make contact send the district committee a short note to tell us where you live and what high school you are attending.

  • Visit the Eastern States Student Exchange Website to learn more about the program.

  • When completing the application, ALL SIGNATURES MUST BE IN BLUE INK!

Be prepared to be interviewed by your local Rotary Club. This is your opportunity to tell them how important being an exchange student is to you. Know a little about what Rotary is all about before the interview.

  • When the District receives your application, you will be called to set up a time for your District Interview.  District Interviews are in person on Sunday, December 3, 2023. 

Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)