In order to determine if the Rotary Youth Exchange Program is right for you, please read the following details.

How do I qualify?
  • Above-average student with demonstrated leadership in your community
  • Open to new experiences and cultural differences
  • Sponsored by a local Rotary club
  • Completed written application and in-person interview
How much will it cost?
Youth Exchange is coordinated at the regional level by Rotary districts and at the local level by Rotary clubs. Costs can vary from one area to another and one country to another. Typically, participants and their parents cover the following expenses:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Health and accident insurance
  • Travel documents
  • Clothing and other necessities
  • Spending money
  • Emergency funds for unpredicted expenses
  • Ancillary travel and tours
Sharing in the costs are host families (who pay for room and board), the host community (who cover school tuition and arrangements) and host Rotary club (who offer a small monthly stipend).
What are my responsibilities?
As a Youth Exchange student, you agree to:
  • Act as an ambassador for your home country
  • Abide by all program rules of your host Rotary club and district
  • Accept the supervision of the host family, club, and district
  • Ask questions of your host family and local Rotarians
  • Be an active participant in your exchange
Where will my exchange be?
Exchanges can take place in more than 150 countries and geographical areas. Please note, however, that the countries you visit depend on the exchanges that are available for that year. Recent exchanges have included Italy, France, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, India and Japan - and others are possible.  Contact Sevda Barin, chair of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) Youth Exchange committee, for more information.