Studying abroad is a truly life-changing experience. Rotary Youth Exchange provides high school students and recent graduates with the chance to live and learn in a different country for eleven months. We place students all over the world and have exchange partners on six continents. As a global non-profit with decades of experience facilitating exchanges, Rotary's program provides students with layers of experienced support all for a fraction of the price of for-profit youth exchange companies. This makes Rotary the best choice for any student considering exchange.

Do I qualify?

  • Applicants must be between 15.5 and 18.5 years old on August 1 of the year the student will leave on exchange.
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 OR rank in the top 50% of their class.

How much does it cost?

We adjust the cost annually to reflect the most up-to-date program costs, but outbound students can expect the program to cost around $7,000. This is less than half the cost of similar for-profit programs. Rotary volunteers and organizational support help make our program as affordable as possible. Scholarships are also available to help offset some of these costs for qualifying students.
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