Application Process

How to apply

Our program is now accepting applications for a place in our program in 2025. Read more about the application process below.

Firstly, confirm 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 entering your postcode into the Find my District tool on the Rotary Youth Exchange Australia website.

Before you express an interest in applying for a place on our program, please make sure you live within Rotary District 9705.

Complete the Expression of Interest form on our website. If you’re eligible to apply, we will ask you to contact a local Rotary Club and seek their endorsement to sponsor you. We will also ask you to complete and submit an online Preliminary Application Form by 15 April 2024.

If you need help finding a local Rotary Club in our District to sponsor you, please contact us.

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 application and submit an application fee to our program. We will then ask you, along with your parents, to participate in several panel interviews with our program’s committee in June 2024.

If we select you as one of our program’s 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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