We aim to make a valuable, positive contribution to goodwill, peace and understanding among nations and people.
Please note: Long-Term Exchange Student Application Deadline is 12/31/2022

Become an Exchange Student

If you live in Central, NY and are considering Rotary Youth Exchange, don’t hesitate. Check our resources on this page and get in contact with us to get you started in this journey. Welcome to the experience of your life, this is just the start to developing life-long leadership skills, learn a new language and culture, build lasting friendships with young people and families from around the world, and become a global citizen.

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Become a Summer Exchange Student

Short-term exchanges are a total of 6 weeks during the summer and are structured homestays that take place when school is not in session.

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Become a Host Family

Have you ever dreamed of exploring another culture? Custom? By hosting a Rotary Exchange Student for 3-5 months you can expose your family to another culture without ever having to leave home! A variety of family structures are perfect for being host families, small, big, with many children, or no children. Working families, retired families, we aim to reflect real-world families to students, and we know that real families come in all shapes and sizes.

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteering in Rotary Youth Exchange is a rewarding opportunity to work with the future. Every exchange student that is helped by you is a very real leader of a better, more peaceful society. The basic values of the Rotary Youth Exchange are to promote peace through understanding. By learning about another culture, learning another language, by becoming internationally aware of the greater world, lends itself to understanding, peaceful undertakings, and cultural understanding. To volunteer in Rotary Youth Exchange is to learn how to serve the youth of today in order to build a better tomorrow. How great of an experience is that for you as a volunteer?

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