Mountain & Plains RYE currently exchanges with many different countries around the world. No matter what your tastes or interests, we probably have a country that will work for you. The country list changes from year to year, and placement in a specific country is not guaranteed. Approach this list with a curious, open mind. No matter where you might go, the adventure awaits. You will be asked to give us your top five country choices at our Orientation event, after you have gone through our "Country Fair." Countries you have selected will be considered, but are not guaranteed.
Most students depart for their host countries in late July or August. A student must be at least 15 ½ (15 years, 6 months) but not older than 18 by August 2021 to be eligible to participate in our 2021-22 RYE program. Some countries require students to be at least 16 upon arrival. Some countries will not accept students who have already or will turn 18 during the exchange year.
Exceptional exchange countries: