What countries can I go to?

Why choose a Rotary Exchange?

Is an exchange right for you?

What is Rotary?

We are accepting interest from applicants for departure January 2023

Are you 16 or 17 years of age?

Is your next birthday before February 2023?

Would you like to spend a year as an exchange student?

Then you could be eligible for one of the most exciting years of your life!

You would be hosted by families who are not paid but are motivated by assisting the youth of today! You will attend school in a new country, learn a new language and will make lifelong friends around the the world!

Rotary will make sure you are well prepared and supported.

Register your interest now by completing our application form.

District 9910 Rotary Youth Exchange Program is currently suspended due to Covid-19. However it is hoped that exchanges will recommence for our NZ students in 2023 year so we look forward to hearing from you if you want to know more!

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Are you interested in learning a new language or meeting new people?
Rotary Youth Exchange is the opportunity of a lifetime for more than 8,000 students who participate each year. By sharing your own culture and embracing a new one, you help foster global understanding and learn a great deal about yourself and your home country in the process.

What is a Rotary Youth Exchange?
Youth Exchange is a study-abroad opportunity for young people aged between 15 – 18 who spend a full year as an international student hosted by local Rotary Clubs.

Why choose a Rotary Exchange Programme?
Rotary is a well-known and respected global service organisation with over one million members so it is well suited to utilise this network of clubs and members that have a common service focus. It provides an excellent support structure.

Is an exchange right for you?
An exchange programme is right for people aged 15-18 who:

• Have demonstrated leadership in their school and community
• Are flexible and willing to try new things
• Are open to cultural differences
• Can serve as an ambassador for their own country