Rotary International Youth Exchange Programme

Wednesday 21st February 2018

WANTED – Secondary School Students to go on exchange in 2019.

Rotary Youth Exchange is an official programme of Rotary and we are now seeking applications from motivated secondary school students interested in spending a year overseas as part of this long-established successful educational and cultural exchange.

This is your chance to immerse yourself in the culture and become fluent in a foreign language in a supportive exchange programme. Become fluent in Swedish, Mandarin, Danish, German, French or Spanish.

  • Students must be aged between 16 and 18 ½ at the departure in January 2019.
  •  Exchange partners for 2019 are:  Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Chile and Taiwan
  • No family Rotary affiliation required.
  • Applications close 30 April 2018.

Rotary Youth Exchange offers student training and preparation, a strong student support structure and oversight by a reputable global service organisation. Students attend a local school but stay with several host families for variety and a true cultural experience.

Students benefit from personal growth and development, independence and self-confidence while making worldwide friendships and learning a new language. If you want to gain a fresh understanding of yourself and others, have fun and a whole lot of new experiences consider being a Rotary Youth Exchange student for 2019.

If you are ready for a life-changing experience and for the rewarding challenge and the unique and lifelong rewards that come from living in another country as a RYE student, then check out:
or contact us for more information and an initial application form.

Contact: Gary Williams
Chair Rotary Youth Exchange
District 9980 [lower South Island, N Z] 

M: 0274 326 296 E: