Timetable for Rotary Youth Exchange Program for Outbound Students

  1. Applications must be lodged in writing on the form obtained from this web site with the Rotary Club nearest to the town or suburb in which the student normally resides.
  2. Initial application closes with the local Rotary Clubs on 31st March in the year prior to the departure of student.
  3. Local Rotary Clubs Committees will interview students and their parents and will recommend suitable students for further consideration by the District Selection Committee.
  4. Recommended students to be interviewed by the District Selection Committee will be required to complete a full application form for Rotary International Youth Exchange program, giving:
    • Personal particulars and background
    • General information relating to the applicant
    • Applicant’s school activities
    • Endorsement of sponsoring Club
    • Guarantee form by applicant and parent
    • Medical and dental examination
    • Parental/guardian release form
    • Principal’s report
  5. Completed applications for Rotary International Youth Exchange close with the District Committee on 30th April.
  6. District Selection Committee will interview all applicants recommended by individual Rotary Clubs within their District and will make a selection of students to be sent abroad subject to the District Committee being able to secure host agreements from Rotary Clubs abroad. No student is to be regarded as a Rotary Club’s Youth Exchange Student until officially accepted as such by a host Rotary Club in another country.
  7. District interviews will be completed by 30th June.
  8. The District Committee will endeavour to arrange for an exchange with the country of the applicant’s first choice but where this proves impossible to arrange, reserves the right to negotiate a hosting agreement with a Rotary Club in another country.
  9. Briefings for outbound students will usually be held in August and December.
  10. Students selected by the District Youth Exchange Committee will depart from Australia in January for twelve months.