Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship

Rotary District 6580 will soon begin accepting applications for the 2020-21 academic year.  Rotary Youth Exchange is one of the largest, oldest and most respected exchange programs.  It's goal is to promote the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace at the person to person level.  While on exchange, students will have the opportunity to learn the language and culture of their host country.

What is included in the Youth Exchange Scholarship?

  • School tuition
  • Room and board (homestay) for a full academic year in a foreign country
  • Small monthly stipend
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure in the host country
  • 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance throughout the program
  • Pre-departure and in-country orientations
  • Overall, the scholarship is valued at around $20,000
Where can I go?
We exchange with nearly 40 countries mostly, Europe, South America and Asia
How long is the program? 
10 - 12 months.  You will leave July or August 2019 and will return home in June of 2020  (May 2020 return can be arranged).
Do I qualify?
Age: Students must be between 16-18 years old at the time of departure.
Academics:  Student must be on the top half of the class for the most recent year.
How much will it cost me?
While the Rotary Exchange scholarships (valued at $20,000) will cover most of your expenses while you're abroad, you are responsible for some expenses such as airfare, medical insurance, language preparation and trips while you are abroad.  We estimate student's expenses to be $6,500 for the entire year abroad (not including any optional recreational trips)
Our Rotary district offers need based scholarships for the student's expenses.  Students and families can also setup easy installment to pay the $6,500.
For more information contact District 6580 Rotary Youth Exchange Outbound Coordinator,

 Meg Butcher (


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