How to apply
If you are not sure what Rotary District in Australia you live in, you can find your local Rotary District by typing in your postcode into the Find my District tool on the Rotary Youth Exchange Australia website.
If you need help to find a local Rotary Club in our District to sponsor you, please contact Rob Uhl, the Rotary District 9705 Youth Exchange Program Chair, by completing the online form on the contact page.
BEFORE you download and complete the Preliminary Application Form to apply to become a Rotary Youth Exchange student from within Rotary District 9705, please make sure you live within Rotary District 9705, which is located in southern NSW and the ACT.
Complete the Preliminary Application Form and submit it to your local Rotary Club’s Youth Director or Youth Exchange Officer before 17 April 2021. The Rotary Club must provide the form and the application fee to the Rotary Youth Exchange Chair by 30 April 2021.
What happens next?
Your sponsor Rotary Club will review your application and will arrange an interview with you. Your sponsor Rotary Club will interview you first and, if they agree to sponsor you, we will ask you to attend an interview in June 2021.
Don’t forget to submit your application to your local Rotary Club BEFORE 17 April 2021. The application must be lodged with the District 9705 Rotary Youth Exchange Program Chair by 30 April 2021.
If we select you as one of our District’s Rotary Youth Exchange outbound students, your Rotary Club will become your sponsor Rotary Club while you are abroad on your Rotary Youth Exchange.
Your sponsor Rotary Club will be encouraged to host an inbound (a Rotary Youth Exchange student from abroad) student as part of this exchange process.
To do so, your sponsor Rotary Club and our District’s program will need your help to identify any host families. Host families could include your own family and other families who we can approach to host an inbound student for 3-4 months. This is typically between August-November, December-March or April-July.