We are pleased to announce new hosting opportunities under the Open World Program during the 2025 calendar/hosting year, which will mark the twenty-sixth anniversary of Rotary’s participation in the program.
The Open World Program is available to Rotary/Rotaract clubs in the United States and provides an opportunity to build fellowship and friendship to strengthen international understanding by hosting emerging Eurasian leaders from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, North Macedonia, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Vietnam in your community.

Rotary/Rotaract clubs are needed to host six-participant delegations for eight days and nights and prepare a professional program related to business, community, and civic life in the United States.

The program focuses on developing a network of leaders who have an understanding of how American communities deal with contemporary issues and want to maintain contact with their new American contacts and other counterparts. Often, these collaborations lead to service projects between Rotary clubs in the two countries.

The Open World program, operated by the Congressional Office for International Leadership (COIL) an independent U.S. federal agency, is a special program available to Rotary/Rotaract clubs in the United States through a grant secured by Rotary International. Please review the Rotary Open World brochure for more information.

Rotary International (RI) serves as a national host organization, with Rotary clubs serving as local hosts for Open World delegations. Rotary clubs in 290 cities and 48 states have hosted over 4,000 of all 31,000 Open World participants throughout these years. RI can reimburse participating clubs for many of their hosting expenses through Open World grants.

Is your Rotary Club interested in working on an international project, hosting six Open World participants for eight days/nights, and willing to develop an intensive week of events based on a selected Open World theme? If yes, then the Open World Program would be perfect for your club. Please complete the Host Registration Form and email the completed form to by Monday, 12 August or sooner.

Find out more about the Open World Program on Rotary clubs | My Rotary.
or contact

Natalia Kunzer
Open World Program Officer