Rotary Youth Exchange is registrated with State and Territory Education Athorities to provide Secondary Student Exchange Programs.
The Rotary Youth Exchange program is open to Australian high school students.
The first step is completing an Online Expression of Interest Form — Complete EOI Form!
Your nearest Rotary Youth Exchange committee will then contact you with an application form.
All applicants and their parents are interviewed by your local District Youth Exchange committee. Successful applicants who progress through the initial interview are then asked to complete a more comprehensive final application. Your local Youth Exchange committee then nominates successful applicants to an overseas District committee for their consideration.
This official application provides the following details for a potential host Rotary club:
- Personal particulars and background
- General information relating to the applicant
- Applicant’s school activities
- Principal’s report
- Medical and dental reports
- Endorsement of sponsoring Rotary club and district
- Guarantee form signed by applicant and parents
- Parental/guardian release form
How are students prepared for the exchange?
The District committee arranges training in a wide range of areas.
These include personal development, public speaking, communication skills, cultural awareness and financial management. This is to prepare the student as much as is possible for the exchange year. Parents are required to be involved in this training and therefore gain an appreciation of the many issues, which will confront the student during the year.