Rotary clubs host exchanges for students ages 15-19 in more than 100 countries.

Types of exchanges

  • Long-term exchanges last a full academic year. Students live with more than one family in the host country and attend school there.

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Cowboy Country Rotary Youth Exchange in District 5440 has a dedicated group of volunteers who manage the youth exchange program. Click here for a link to their website information.

With a short-term exchange to a foreign country you can immerse yourself in another culture. If you are aged between 15 and 19 you get to live for a few weeks during the summer with a family in a foreign country and entertain your ‘exchange sister/brother’ at your home. This is the perfect introduction to solo foreign travel and a great preparation for a longer study abroad program in the future. Or you may just have an exciting summer vacation, meet interesting people, learn about other cultures, and improve a foreign language.
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Rotary clubs can energize and inspire young leaders ages 12-18 through service and encourage them to become responsible global citizens by supporting Interact clubs.


Download the Interact Guide for Rotary Club Sponsors and Advisers to learn how to:

  • Start an Interact club, recruit members, and elect officers
  • Support club members and projects
  • Connect with Interact’s global community

Check with your school or contact a local Rotary club to find out if there’s an Interact club in your area. Contact the Interact club to find out how you can join its next meeting, service project, or community event.

Find a Rotary club near you.
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Rocky Mountain RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a life-changing leadership training program for young men and women where leadership skills and principles are learned, developed and enhanced in an atmosphere of trust and respect. RYLA encourages and assists current and potential youth leaders in methods of responsible and effective leadership. Many RYLArians have said, "It was the best week of my life!"
Rotary clubs in districts 5440 and 5450, throughout Central and Northern Colorado, Wyoming, Eastern Idaho and Western Nebraska sponsor students to participate in these 5-day leadership conferences known as Rocky Mountain RYLA.
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