Charter Member of Empire State Youth Exchange, Inc. Multi-district
Empire State Youth Exchange, Inc., an educational organization, joins together Rotary International Youth Exchange programs from Rotary Districts 7120, 7150, 7170, and 7210 . The purpose of Empire State Youth Exchange, Inc. is to further international understanding and goodwill through the exchange of best practices among these Rotary Districts so that we might each offer high school students opportunities for studying and living in a different culture.
The Rotary District 7150 Youth Exchange Program is sponsored by the 43 Rotary Clubs located in central New York State, a diverse region of urban, suburban, and rural cities, towns and villages. Located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, the district has several colleges, museums, theaters and sports facilities
- The Rotary Clubs annually sponsor 19-25 high school students to study abroad and live with host families in a foreign country for one year.
- Scholarships are available to qualifying Outbound students to cover a portion of the costs. Rotary also provides a monthly stipend to each Inbound and Outbound student.
- As a true exchange program, we host an equal number of students from 20 - 25 countries who come to District 7150 to study in the USA.
- Each student has a Youth Exchange representative from his/her sponsoring Rotary Club living in the same community who provides day to day oversight of the club program and support to the student.
The program provides broadening, enlightening and worthwhile experiences for participating students, host families and Rotary Clubs. This program continues to be an excellent experience for high school students and an opportunity for them to spend a year abroad, living in another culture as part of a "family" and in everyday situations
On our site you will find information about our exchange program, the application process, how to contact us and comments by our exchange students. Enjoy!