Application Process

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To apply for Rotary Youth Exchange, complete the following steps:

Step 1: Contact Your Local Rotary Club

Contact your local Rotary club or visit their website and find out about the youth exchange program.

Step 2: Fill out Your Online Application


Step 3: Submit Required Supplemental Documents

After you submit your online application you will receive an email with instructions on completing supplemental application forms which include the following:

  • Dental and medical history, including immunizations
  • Official high school transcript(s)
  • School reference (requested via URL link)
  • Local Rotary Club Sponsorship Form
  • Signed Rules and Conditions of Exchange
  • Host family referral form
    (students must identify a minimum of two-three host families in order to participate in the program. The total number and specific requirements vary by sponsoring Rotary club. We strongly recommend students and their families discuss this with the sponsor club prior to submitting the online application.)
Rotary Youth Exchange District 5180 | High School Study Abroad | Greater-Sacramento Area | California

Deadlines & Resources

2024-25 Deadlines 

  • October 15, 2023

- Deadline for outbound-student applications for students wanting to study abroad during the 2024-25 academic year

  • November 10-12, 2023

- 2024-25 outbound-student district interviews (mandatory for student applicants and their parents/guardians)

  • November 10 – District interview group workshop
  • November 11-12 – Individual interviews
  • January 20, 2024

- 2024-25 outbound-student orientation #1 (mandatory for students and parents/guardians) 

  • March 24, 2024

- Outbound-student orientation #2 (mandatory for students only)

  • June 15, 2024

- 2024-25 outbound-student orientation #3 (mandatory for students and parents/guardians)

  • Late July through early September 2024

- 2024-25 Outbound students begin departing, through Sept. 14 (dates are tentative based on previous years)

  • July 26, 2025

- 2024-25 rebound orientation (mandatory for students, recommended for parents/guardians)

Program Information and Approximate Cost of Participation