Rotary Youth Exchange Program (RYEP)

As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you’ll spend up

to a year living with host families and attending school

in a different country.

Whether you participate inRotary’s long-term or short-term Youth Exchange programs, you’ll learn a

new way of living, a great deal about yourself, and maybe even a new language. You’ll also be an

ambassador, teaching people you meet about your country, culture, and ideas. You can help bring the

world closer – and make some good friends in the process.

For over 75 years, students and host families have broadened their horizons through Rotary Youth

Exchange. More than 80 countries and over 8,000 students each year participate in the program, which

is administered at the regional level by Rotary districts and at the local level by Rotary clubs.