Welcome Applicants

Youth Ambassadors Wanted

We are now accepting applications from current High School Sophomores and Juniors to study abroad through Rotary in the 2024-25 school year! The application is due by December 1, 2023. Here is a link to our Information Night presentation held on September 22, 2022. 
Please click each link to the left to learn more about the process and to begin your application.

Must have a sincere desire to:
• Form international friendships
• Immerse yourself in a different culture
• Learn new ways to communicate
• Have the adventure of a lifetime!

Every year, more than 8,000 young people will have the opportunity of a lifetime - a chance to live in another country, learn a new language, and see the world from a new perspective through Rotary Youth Exchange. This could be YOUR year!

As a Mountain & Plains RYE student, you will spend a year living with host families and attending high school in a country other than your own. You will learn a new way of living, maybe even a new language, and a great deal about yourself.  As you are learning, you will also be teaching the people you meet about your country, your culture, and your ideas.  You will be a youth ambassador, helping to bring the world closer together and developing great friendships in the process. We like to refer to this experience as bringing peace to our world, one young person at a time.

We encourage you to apply during your sophomore or junior year so that you may spend your junior or senior year abroad. A limited number of seniors will be considered for a "gap year." You must be between 15.5 and 18 years of age upon departure between July-September 2024.

If you are ready for the challenge and the rewards of living in another land as an exchange student, then you are ready to discover new worlds through Mountain & Plains RYE.

Begin your application here.