Rotary Youth Exchange is registered with State and Territory Education Authorities to provide Secondary Student Exchange Programs.
Each year thousands of young people worldwide are given an opportunity to experience the cultures and accomplishments of people in other countries.

During your exchange, you will grow considerably in self-confidence, tolerance and self-reliance.

You'll also learn to accept greater responsibility in your everyday life.

You will have to adapt to unfamiliar and different surroundings and ways of life that are different from home.

For some this will be the first extended period of separation from their family. This will bring about many trials and tribulations which you will need to overcome and by so doing develop many "survival skills".
To live away from home for the 50 weeks duration of the exchange is a demanding yet rewarding experience. It is not always smooth sailing and requires a great strength of character, tolerance and an understanding of the acceptance personal responsibility.

The exchange provides a unique opportunity for young students to experience at first hand the many cultures of a different country, a new way of life and in some instances another language. Often, the friendships they make will be life long and important in achieving the aims of the exchange - the building of goodwill and understanding between countries. The key to a successful exchange is communication and involvement with all parties of your exchange.
Outbound Students

We know that this year will be a very special one for you; we will follow your experiences and achievements. On your return to Australia, you can reflect on a year that has seen you experience growth and maturity as an individual, and you will have made new and lasting international friendships, and have learned to face and overcome almost any situation. You will have built a sound and solid base on which to construct the rest of your life.
Inbound Students

Although Australia has many similarities in its way of life to that of other countries, there are also many differences, and it is these differences that offer a stimulating opportunity to learn, experience and understand. Australians have a reputation of being warm, friendly, frank and very hospitable and with a dry “irreverent” sense of humour.
As a Rotary Youth Exchange Student you'll have:
  • An opportunity to develop your personal self confidence and maturity
  • An opportunity to develop a lifetime of international friendships
  • An opportunity to develop a real understanding of many different cultures
  • An opportunity to develop new language skills
  • An opportunity to develop a base for future education and career goals
  • An opportunity to develop in many ways
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