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    • Ambassadors

      Rotary is looking for bright, well-adjusted students between the ages of 15 and 18 as of 1 January in the year of their exchange . Their principal purpose will be to act as Youth Ambassadors for Australia.

    • International Travel

      Twelve months in a foreign country with board and accommodation provided by host families is offered by ROTARY INTERNATIONAL to all students who will be between the ages of 15 years and 18 years on the 1st of January in the year of their exchange.

    • Culture

      Students will be given the opportunity to experience first hand different cultures and lifestyles. At the same time they will be informing their host community of the Australian way of life and building better international understanding and goodwill.

    • Global

      Exchange students may reside in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark including Iceland, Finland including Estonia, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Spain, Poland, or Italy. Closing date is March 31 in the year prior to exchange.

  • Testimonials

    • I went in not knowing that Taiwan existed, I wanted to go to Japan, but I am so, so lucky that I was sent to Taiwan instead. I met the best people, from Taiwan and around the world, and experienced a vibrant culture I never knew existed.

      Brittany – Exchange Student to Taiwan
    • I have a strong belief that travel is one of the most important things in life and that everyone should get out and see as much of the world as possible. Not only just to see and experience new places and new cultures but to also understand how differently people all over the world live. By doing exchange, you get to experience all of this in a safe environment and in the same way a local does and at such a young age. I believe exchange is one of the best things I’ve ever done.

      Lauren- Exchange Student to Brazil
    • Rotary provides amazing support and connections for exchange students, both while on exchange and after you return. I had the most amazing support both my Australian and Finnish Districts, and my exchange with Rotary has allowed me to connect with so many like-minded people

      Alicia – Exchange Student to Finland
    • Exchange has been a highlight of my life. I miss my exchange year, my exchange friends, and would give anything to be able to do it again. I encourage any student who has the means to go on an exchange. It will add more to your life, person, and character, than you could imagine

      Ryan – Exchange Student to Germany
    • Even though everyone told me before I went on exchange that it would be the best year of my life, it wasn’t until I experienced it myself that I realised what that meant. Exchange is an incredible experience that challenges you to step outside your comfort zone and find out how much fun that can be. It is an experience that you must have yourself in order to understand why it is so great!

      Shu Wei – Exchange Student to Finland
The closing date for Rotary Youth Exchange Applications is March 31st in the Year Prior to Exchange FIND OUT MORE