Rotary District 6440 International Service

Rotary Friendship Exchange

Experience different cultures and build international friendships through Rotary Friendship Exchange!

A Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE) is an international exchange program for Rotary members and friends that
allows participants to take turns hosting one another in their homes and clubs.

Participants may travel as individuals, couples, families, or groups, and may be Rotary members or not.

Benefits of an exchange

• Broaden international understanding
• Explore a profession or job in a different context
• Build enduring friendships
• Establish a foundation for peace and service
• Gain opportunities for active project involvement and support
• Learn about a region’s people, food, languages, customs, and history
• Find partners for grants

We have found that RFE’s that are sponsored by a club or clubs in partnership are logistically easier to coordinate, especially for inbound RFE teams.

Friendship exchanges are organized around at least one of three themes: culture, service, and vocation.

The RFE section of this website is intended to assist Rotarians and Clubs in organizing and planning an RFE.

Through the links on the side of this page, you will be able to find links to obtain additional information on RFE’s and to help identify exchange locations. You will also find suggested documents and templates to use in the planning stages and past activity schedules of inbound RFE teams to give you an idea as to possible activities to plan.

For more information on Rotary District 6440 Rotary Friendship Exchanges, contact:

Jim Wales, International Service Advisor
Email: jim.wales1120@gmail.com
Phone: (847) 815-9459