Welcome to Mountain & Plains District 5470 Rotary Youth Exchange

For High School Study Abroad

Welcome to our Study Abroad program for high school students in Southern Colorado!
Please review the tabs above to explore information for potential Applicants and Host Families.

We are now accepting applications from current High School sophomores to study abroad during their junior year through Rotary in the 2024-25 school year!

" In the end your story will not only be about the beautiful memories, forever lasting relationships and endless freedom you have found in this world beyond imagination. But It will be a story of how you most importantly, found yourself. "

Click here to watch Keenan's Trovato Video

My year spent abroad in Savona, Italy was the most incredible year of my life. I got to see the world and all of the magic that it holds. Becoming and exchange student helped me discover my passions and how I want to spend my time on this beautiful planet. I have an immeasurable amount of gratitude for Rotary International for giving me this once in a lifetime experience. GRAZIE MILLE A ROTARY. ~ Keenan DesPlanques ~ Durango, Colorado

Rotary Youth Exchange is a worldwide program that provides more than 8,000 teenagers each year an adventure of a lifetime: a chance to live, learn and become a true part of a new family, culture and way of life as a high school foreign exchange student.

This program is a part of Rotary International, a worldwide service club that promotes peace, goodwill and understanding on local, national and international levels. Rotary members perform community services in their local communities (such as providing scholarships, maintaining parks or helping food banks) and around the world (such as clean water initiatives, polio eradication, and a myriad of youth projects).

The Rotary network includes 34,000 clubs in 200 countries with 1.2 million members.


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