Rod Kreie
Past District Governor
(620) 353-8415

Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace one young person at a time.  During their exchange, students learn a new language and culture, build lasting friendships with young people from around the world and truly become global citizens while developing lifelong leadership skills.

  • Exchanges for students ages 15-19 are sponsored by Rotary clubs around the world.
  • Long-term exchanges last a full academic year, and students attend local schools and live with multiple host families.
  • Short-term exchanges last from several days to three months and are often structured as camps, tours, or homestays that take place when school is not in session.

What are the costs?

Room and board are provided, as well as any school fees. Each program varies, but students are usually responsible for:

  • Round-trip airfare

  • Travel insurance

  • Travel documents (such as passports and visas)

  • Spending money and any additional travel or tours

To apply, candidates between age 15-19 should contact their local Rotary club and see what exchange opportunities are available and what the application process involves.

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