What an exciting adventure awaits as you, a potential Rotary Exchange student or program volunteer, look to expand your horizons as they've never been expanded before. Take the first step toward one of the most amazing, memorable, adventurous experiences of your life.

About Youth Exchange:

Every year some 8,000 teens from dozens of countries will see the world the way it is best seen - from the inside out - through Rotary's Youth Exchange program.

As a Long-Term Rotary Youth Exchange student, you will spend a year living on a cultural exchange with several host families in a country other than your own. Not only will you learn a new language; you will learn a new way of living - and a great deal about yourself. But there's more. While you're busy learning, the people you meet will be learning too - about your country, your culture, and your ideas. You will be a young ambassador. You will be helping to bring the world closer together - and you'll be making some good friends in the process. Explore our site if you're ready for the challenge - and the rewards - of living in another land as an exchange student.

Host family members and Rotary Volunteers learn from the experience as well. You will learn about the student's country, culture, and ideas. Youth exchange students are true ambassadors, helping to bring the world closer together and making good friends in the process.

Not sure that a year away is for you?  The Short-Term Youth Exchange program may be the answer.  Spend 4-8 weeks abroad, usually during the summer, with a family including the teen that will then spend a comparable time in your home and with your family.  
We're one of 17 member Districts of the Central States Youth Exchange Program, a collective that works to support and facilitate exchange and expands opportunities for our participants.

District 6440's Youth Exchange team leaders are listed below. Feel free to contact them with any questions or comments you may have about Rotary's Youth Exchange program.

Long Term Youth ExchangeRebecca Dunleavy

Short Term Youth Exchange: Ulrich (Rick) Kuehn

Youth Protection: Wendy Morgan-Adams

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