About Rotary Youth Exchange

About Rotary Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities

Since 1929 Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) has been a part of Rotary International and it continues to grow and change lives. Currently, about 9,000 students study abroad on scholarship by Rotary clubs every year.  For the long-term exchange program, students are sent to another country for a year-long stay, in most cases living with multiple host families during their time abroad. Rotary Youth Exchange are intended to be both educational and cultural. The cultural part includes living with a host family and being expected to perform daily tasks within the household as well as attend school in the host country. Rotary Youth Exchange also offers a short-term exchange program (STEP) which involves direct student exchanges between two families arranged through Rotary to coincide with major school holiday periods.

Rotary District 6110 Youth Exchange is managed by a group of volunteers and supported by many volunteers at local Rotary Clubs.

Begin our application process online at:  https://yehub.net/S11-obapp

If you think you'd like to study abroad for a year we'd like to talk with you. But first spend some time on this site learning about Rotary and Rotary Youth Exchange.

The cost for studying abroad for a year is a shared agreement between you and Rotary District 6110.  We provide a scholarship that includes tuition along with room & board (normally exceeds $20,000.)  The scholarship also includes monthly spending money that is usually around $100 per month.  You cover airfare, health insurance, and some other fees.

Then feel free to reach out directly to one of our team members or fill out this form and we'll be in touch.

Are Gap Year exchanges possible?
Can my family visit me when I'm on exchange?
Do I get to pick what country I go to?
How do I apply for the long-term exchange?
How much does it cost to go on exchange?
What age do I have to be to be an exchange student on a long term exchange?
What counties can I go to?
What does the fee I pay cover?
What is the cost of the long-term study abroad program?
When are applications due?
Who pays for the long-term exchange?
Will going on exchange impact my scholarship to college?
Will it cause me to not graduate on time?
Will the classes transfer if I study abroad for a year?