District 5520
Youth Exchange Program

Austria - Australia - Brazil - Belgium - Chile - Denmark - Finland - France - Germany - Netherlands - Sweden - Switzerland - Taiwan

Are you ready to:

  • Form life-long international friendships,
  • Learn new languages & ways to communicate,
  • Gain a fresh understanding of yourself and others,
  • Immerse yourself in a different culture,
  • Appreciate others' ways of doing things, and
  • Act as an ambassador for, and educate others about your country?
Then you are ready for Rotary Youth Exchange!
Search the multitude of pages with information about Rotary Youth Exchange.
District 5520 Youth Exchange Guidelines:

We offer long term (1 school year) exchanges for young men and women who will be 15-18½ years of age when they begin their exchange. There are a limited number of countries for individuals who are 18.

Clubs begin accepting applications in September and October of each year. District interviews are near the beginning of November.

If you have any questions or would like to receive further information contact your local Rotary Club (select the 'Clubs' link for the Club in your area).

RYE Calendar
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(dates subject to change)

Click to download a Youth Exchange Application Form (Writable Acrobat Format)

Click to visit the Rotary International Youth Exchange Site

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  • Student Information
  • Host Family Information
  • Youth Exchange Officer Information
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RYE files & Information

Club Compliance Certificate

  Club Checklist


Host Family Manual

A Primer For Host Families

Host Orientation
   View Presentation On-line
   Download Powerpoint Presentation

HF-1 Host Family Application-Affidavit

HF-2 Host Family In-Home Interview-Inspection

HF-3 Second Visit to Host Home

HF-4 Host Family Orientation

HF-5 Host Family Certification

HF-6 DOS Regulations

Post Exchange Evaluation



Inbound Student Manual

Athletic Participation Form

Travel Policy

Inbound ID Card


Outbound Student Manual

Cost Estimate Sheet

Student Blog (Sample)

Bokoff Kaplan (Travel Agency)


Sexual Abuse Guidelines

Youth Exchange Handbook

Download Recruiting Video (.avi)

V-1 Volunteer Application-Affidavit

V-2-Op Volunteer Orientation Attendance Form


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