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Study Abroad!

Welcome to the Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship Program

 

We invite you to explore our site to learn more about our study abroad program, and if it’s right for you, take those first steps toward one of the most amazing and memorable years of your life.

Exchange Year

2024 – 2025

 

Applications for the 2024 – 2025 Exchange Year  will be available on this website on August 1, 2023.  The deadline for submitting the application is November 1, 2023.

 

 

 

 

What College Admission says about Youth Exchange:

As an Admissions Counselor and former Rotary Youth Exchange student, I know my colleagues in higher education – and specifically admissions – see international exchanges as valuable opportunities to transcend the traditional classroom experience. At a time where American universities are scrambling to diversify their campuses and create global communities that better reflect our hyper-connected multicultural world, applicants who have participated in exchanges are at a premium.

Michael Murray

Assistant Director of Recruiting, Office of Admissions, St. Bonaventure University, NY

Why Study Abroad?

 

  • Gain a new perspective about the world you live in
  • Become bi-lingual
  • Improve life skills such as resiliency and independence
  • Become more confident
  • Build lifelong friendships around the world
  • Share your culture while learning a new one
  • Improve public speaking skill
  • Set yourself apart on college applications

The application period for the 2024-2025 Exchange year is open.

Student Journals

2023-24, Allie outbound to Sweden Dec. 26, 2023

2023-24, Allie outbound to Sweden Dec. 26, 2023

The end of November and the beginning of December have been quite busy for me. I’ve been to hockey games, concerts, Christmas markets, and trips around Sweden. I did most of this while being sick, which I still am, that is why my journal is so late compared to the...

2023-24, Isaac outbound to Finland Nov. 30, 2023

2023-24, Isaac outbound to Finland Nov. 30, 2023

Welcome back to my journal. I just passed the first 3 months of my exchange, and I can tell you it has been a roller coaster so far. School has been a bit difficult because of the draft changes and since I change classes every period. I get to meet a lot of new...

2023-24, Sam outbound to Hungary Nov 27, 2023

2023-24, Sam outbound to Hungary Nov 27, 2023

It's easy to forget where you are. I still appreciate the autumn and all the countless beautiful things here. I spend a lot of my time looking out windows. It's all routine now. There is so much perfection that I'm doubting my ability to appreciate it. I wish I could...

2023-24 Gaelyn, outbound to Austria – Nov. 11, 2023

2023-24 Gaelyn, outbound to Austria – Nov. 11, 2023

As you probably expected a lot has happened in my life during these past couple months. My previous journal was mostly centered around Language Camp and bonding with the other exchange students. That was certainly the highlight of my first month here and really paved...

2023-24 Annalina OB Brazil Oct 2023

2023-24 Annalina OB Brazil Oct 2023

Hoje, 19 de Outubro officially marks my 2 months in Brasil! With this, I've learned two extremely important lessons: 1.) If you do not understand something, it is not your fault; you simply don't understand.2.) Just go for it. If and when you do not understand...

2023-24 Natalie, outbound to Spain Sept. 26, 2023

2023-24 Natalie, outbound to Spain Sept. 26, 2023

I’ve been in Spain for a little over three weeks and I’ve learned a lot. A lot about my family and how they run their house, a lot about my school and the rules they have and a lot about Spain in general. I also learned that nobody seems to talk about just how hard it...

2023-24 Allie, outbound to Sweden Sept. 25, 2023

2023-24 Allie, outbound to Sweden Sept. 25, 2023

My birthday is already only a few days away, meaning I’ve been on my exchange for almost two months now which is crazy to think about. In the beginning, it felt as if time was going on at a steady pace but now it's as if everyday is moving at x2 speed. Although, this...

2023-24 Isaac, outbound to Finland Sept. 20, 2023

2023-24 Isaac, outbound to Finland Sept. 20, 2023

Welcome back to my Journal, I am about a month and a half into my exchange and so many things have happened. I started school which has been so different but so cool at the same time, it’s a bit hard to make friends but I am managing. I never thought of school being...

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STUDY ABROAD

Interconnection and Understanding Around the World – Through Rotary’s Exchange Student Program

Are you a high school student who has dreamed of what it would be like to study abroad as a foreign exchange student? The Rotary Youth Exchange program is a low-cost scholarship program tailor-made for you. Almost 10,000 students study abroad every year with Rotary Youth Exchange.

With the Rotary Youth Exchange study abroad programs and scholarships, you will have the opportunity to learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become a global citizen. You can choose to study abroad for a full academic year or during a gap year immediately following high school graduation.

The Rotary Youth Exchange study abroad program will be one of your greatest lifetime experiences.

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