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.
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.