Welcome to Mountain & Plains District 5470 Rotary Youth Exchange For High School Study Abroad
We have a
for CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
to Study Abroad during the 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR
Due to COVID-19, we were not able to send or host exchange students from 2020-2022.
This leaves a very special opportunity for us to offer an exchange experience to students who missed out during the COVID years. Follow the links below to learn more about our options.
- About our Long-Term Youth Exchange Program - Gap Year applications due January 31, 2023
- About our Short-Term Youth Exchange Program - applications due March 2023
- Learn about hosting a high school foreign exchange student in 2022-23!
- Click here for our Calendar of Events 2022-23
" 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.