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Club Projects: Youth Exchange

As a Rotary Youth Exchange Student, you’ll spend up a year living with a few host families and attending school in a different country.

For over 75 years, students and host families have broadened their horizons through Rotary Youth Exchange. More than 80 countries and over 8,000 students each year participate in the program, which is administered at the regional level by Rotary districts and at the local level by Rotary clubs.

Rotary Youth Exchange is open to young people ages 15- 25 worldwide. There are two basic types of exchanges: short-term and long term.

To qualify, you are an above average student with demonstrated leadership in the community, open to new experiences and cultural differences, sponsored by a local Rotary club, and have completed written application and in person interview.

Exchanges can take place in more than 150 countries and geographical areas. Please note however, that the countries you visit depend on your home Rotary district. Contact your local club or district for more information. Locate the club nearest you through club locator on Rotary.org

Dedicated Rotarian volunteers have kept Youth Exchange vital for decades. Rotarians work behind the scenes to handle the logistics of each exchange. For long term exchanges, the host club and district arranges enrolment, tuition and other educational matters.


 Our 2016-17 Rotary exchange student, Justine Marchand from Belgium, arrived in Halifax on August 26th.  She will be with us for a year & the club is loooking forward to interacting with her as much as possible. 

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