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Youth Exchange Program

Youth Exchange is a study-abroad opportunity for young people who spend anywhere from a few weeks to a full year as an international student hosted by local Rotary clubs. To really make this program work best, we need host families. Each year, we arrange 3 host families for the youth exchange student.

Hosting an exchange student can be an incredibly rewarding experience for your family, providing an international experience without leaving home. Host families provide room and board and share their lives with exchange students, involving them in family, community, and cultural activities.

Interested in learning more about being a host family? Contact us here. 

Or, contact our NCC Inboud Coordinator,

Bradley Sams.  Cell 302-377-4586 or Email

What are the Requirements?


Exchanges are for people ages 15–19 who:

  • Have demonstrated leadership in their school and communitment

  • Are flexible and willing to try new things

  • Are open to cultural differences

  • Can serve as an ambassador for their own country


What Does it Cost?


Costs vary from country to country. Local Rotary clubs generously host students and provide room and board with a host family and a small monthly stipend. Participants are generally responsible for:

  • Round-trip airfare

  • Insurance

  • Travel documents (such as passports and visas)

  • Spending money, additional travel, and tour fees

Where Can you Apply?

Contact us here  to start the application process. Because the selection and orientation process can be lengthy, we suggest you apply 6­–12 months before you plan to leave.

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