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 specifics 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

2022-23 Deadlines (due to the COVID-19 pandemic, long-term exchange is postponed until the 2022-23 academic year)

  • Oct. 15, 2021
    • Deadline for outbound-student applications for students wanting to study abroad during the 2022-23 academic year
  • Nov. 20-21, 2021
    • 2022-23 outbound-student district interviews (mandatory for student applicants and their parents/guardians)
  • Jan. 2022
    • 2022-23 outbound-student orientation #1 (mandatory for students and parents/guardians)
  • April 2022
    • 2022-23 outbound-student orientation #2 (mandatory for students only)
  • June 2022
    • 2022-23 outbound-student orientation #3 (mandatory for students and parents/guardians)
  • July 20, 2022
    • 2022-23 outbound-students begin departing, through Sept. 14 (dates are tentative based on previous years)
  • July 2022
    • 2022-23 rebound orientation (mandatory for students, recommended for parents/guardians)

Program Information and Approximate Cost of Participation