The Rotary Youth Exchange is an exchange program where a 15-19 year old student who has shown an interest in leadership or who is currently a leader in their school and or community.  There are Long term exchanges that last and full academic year, or there are short term exchanges that can last from a few days to 3 months. The short term exchanges occur while school is not in session.

You can find more information about Youth Exchange by going to and going to “New Generations” (Youth Services) button and selecting 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.

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

Click to visit the Rotary International Youth Exchange Site