Youth Exchange Program

Students and Families wanted for Rotary Youth Exchange Program

The Rotary Youth Exchange program offers high school students from the U.S. and other countries the opportunity to live and study in another country during a school year. The program’s objective is to foster world peace, international understanding and good will by extending international communication at the personal level through the exchange of students of high school age.


Eligible students should be of good character and reputation; be between the ages of 15 to 18½ at time of departure; have above average academic ability; and have a pleasant personality. A preliminary application with a local interview is followed by final interviews in November. Country preferences will be taken into consideration and placements made in January 2018.


The student's share of expenses include a $450 youth exchange program fee, airfare, insurance and other travel costs. The program is for one year and the hosting Rotary club will provide housing with host families, food, schooling and a monthlyallowance. Check out for more information.

 To receive a preliminary application or for more information on how to participate in Rotary Youth Exchange, contact Jeff Simmons, Rotary District 7280 Outbound Coordinator, (724)

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Melissa Wetzel,
Oct 19, 2016, 5:20 AM