Application Process

How to apply

Applications for our 2024 Rotary Youth Exchange program closed in April 2023. We will be accepting applications for our 2025 program from January 2024.

Firstly, find out if you live within our Rotary District in southern New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. If you’re unsure which Rotary District in Australia you live in, you can find your Rotary District by typing your postcode into the Find my District tool on the Rotary Youth Exchange Australia website.

Before you express an interest in becoming a Rotary Youth Exchange student, please make sure you live within Rotary District 9705.

Complete the Expression of Interest online form on our website. If you’re eligible to apply, we will ask you to locate a local Rotary Club and seek their endorsement to sponsor you. We will also ask you to complete an online preliminary application form.

If you need help finding a local Rotary Club in our District to sponsor you, please get in touch with us by completing the online form on the contact page.

What happens next?

Your chosen Rotary Club’s Youth Director or Youth Exchange Officer will arrange an interview with you.

The club will interview you first, and if they agree to sponsor you, they will endorse your sponsorship by submitting an application fee to our Rotary District’s program by 30 April 2023. We will then ask you and your parents to attend an interview with our program’s committee in June 2023.

If we select you as one of our District’s Rotary Youth Exchange outbound students, your Rotary Club will become your sponsor club.

Given the reciprocal nature of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program, your sponsor Rotary Club will be encouraged to host an Inbounder (a Rotary Youth Exchange student from abroad).

To do so, your sponsor Rotary Club and our District’s program will need your help identifying host families. Host families could include your own family and other families we can approach to host an inbound student for 3-4 months. Hosting typically occurs between August-November, December-March or April-July.

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