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


READ all about our program on this website before you start the application process.


Make sure you live in Rotary District 6970. 

Counties in D6970

What is Rotary Youth Exchange District 6970?

This website for students, parents and Rotarians living in one of the following Florida counties:

  • Alachua County, Florida
  • Baker County, Florida
  • Bradford County, Florida
  • Clay County, Florida
  • Duval County, Florida
  • Flagler County, Florida
  • Marion County, Florida
  • Nassau County, Florida
  • Putnam County, Florida
  • St. Johns County, Florida
  • Union Volusia County, Florida

If you live anywhere else, please contact your local Rotary club.


ATTEND an information meeting with your parents/guardians in September or early October. 


EXPLORE what’s needed to complete your application and start preparing. We will send you an application invitation.

Short Dictionary


Inbound (IB): 

A student who is coming INTO Florida and from any of the thirty-five countries we currently exchange with


Outbound (OB): 

A student who is headed OUT from Florida and to any of our partner countries



A student who has successfully completed their exchange year, and now can assist other students in preparing for their journey

Outbound Exchange Student Timeline

YEAR ONE:August/ September – Attend a scholarship information meeting
August – October – Work on completing your application
November 1st – Deadline for submitting a completed application
November – Interviews for Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarships are held
December – Scholarships are announced


January – First Rotary Youth Exchange outbound training weekend
January through July – Studying your host language and attend language training sessions
June – Second Rotary Youth Exchange outbound training weekend
July/August – Depart on your exchange


June/July – Return home from your exchange year
July – Rotary Youth Exchange rebound weekend

Application Package

The application is completed online.

The Application Period for District 6970 is closed for the exchange year 2023-2024.

Application period for the 2024 – 2025 school year: August 15-October 21 2023.

How to apply

Process For Class of 2024-2025 Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) Scholarship Program Applicants:

1. Study and learn about Rotary Youth Exchange with your parents on this website.

2. Submit Part I of the Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship Application
by October 21, 2023.
3. Once Part I is submitted you will receive Part II of the application and the $150 application fee must be paid:

All applications are available in a fillable format and must be submitted electronically.

  • You will be assigned a Sponsoring Rotary Club and a club member will contact you to schedule a home interview.

4. Submit Part II of RYE Scholarship Application (including all required forms) and application payment as soon as possible. The entire RYE Scholarship Application normally takes 2-3 weeks to complete, so start early!

5. When your application fee is received,  we will send out an invitation to the November 18 interview. 




Apply for District 6970 if you live in one of the following counties in northeast Florida!

Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Marion, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Union, Volusia.

Components of the Application

  • General Student and Family Information
  • Student Letter
  • Parent Letter
  • Photos
  • Club Sponsor Form signed by your local Rotary Club and your local Youth Exchange District Chair
  • Medical History/Examination Form
  • Dental Health/Examination Form
  • Rules and Conditions of Exchange 
  • Personal Reference from Teacher or School Administrator
  • Color Copy of Passport or Birth Certificate
  • Copy of School Transcripts
  • Three Host Family Referrals
  • $150 Non-Refundable Application Fee

DO NOT print this, as it is a SAMPLE ONLY. This sample may differ slightly from the new online application.  

You will complete your application online only. 

Good to Know

The entire Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship application normally takes three to five weeks to complete, so start early!

• Once you complete Part One of the Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship application, Part Two will be forwarded to you for completion.

• Applications are in electronic fillable format and typed versions are preferred.

• All document uploads must be legible and full page 8.5”x 11” PDF. Do not upload JPGS.

• All signatures MUST be in BLUE ink.

• Only electronically submitted applications are accepted.

• If you do not have access to a scanner, we recommend using one of the many free scanner apps available on your smartphone to upload your documents in a legible PDF format.

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