Rotarian volunteers have helped build Rotary Youth Exchange into the world-renowned program that it is today.
They work behind the scenes, taking care of the logistics that make the exchanges happen. Local Rotarians introduce students to other club members and organize social and cultural functions for them to attend. For long-term exchanges, host clubs and districts arrange secondary school enrollment, tuition, and other educational matters, and Rotarian counselors maintain contact with host families and students.
Though RI offers support to local Youth Exchange programs, clubs and districts run their exchanges independently of RI. Therefore, each program has its own rules for participants to follow.
All Youth Exchange volunteers are devoted to the safety of students, and host clubs and districts maintain policies and procedures to protect them. Read more about Rotary’s commitment to youth safety.