Cost of Participation

2023-24 exchange year fees (finalized on August 10, 2022)


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Program Application Cost:

$350 NON-REFUNDABLE Application Fee due upon acceptance of invitation to District Selection Weekend to be held in Grand Junction December 2-4 (payment due by November 25). 

Program Cost is $7,250* and includes:

  • Airfare: Round-trip ticket to Host Country from international airport (DIA, SLC, ABQ) Return date must be selected by March 2023 and must meet parameters required by original ticket.
  • Accident/death/health/liability insurance (required – policy varies by country)
  • Selection Weekend and TWO Orientation Weekends (excluding transportation and lodging)
  • Rotary blazer ~ Business Cards ~ Trading pins ~ Name badge
  • Rosetta Stone or Pimsleur web-based language course (based on language availability)
  • Host Country language camp (if available)
  • Hosting Rotary Club will provide student with a monthly stipend for incidentals
  • Not included in the participation fee: Costs of passport, immunizations, gifts, travel (other than airfare), personal items

* Cost may be subject to change if there is a sudden and significant change in global airfare.

* Any additional costs of emergency return due to unforeseen circumstances (examples: student’s poor behavior, pandemic, disaster, war) will be born by the student/family, not by the MPRYE.)


Payments begin after acceptance into the program via 5 monthly ACH debits of $1,450 beginning in January 2023.

*There is an additional $5 fee PER CHECK to process checks rather than ACH debits.


To declare withdrawal from the program, student must notify in writing:

1. District 5470 Outbound Coordinator
2. Your Sponsor Rotary Club Youth Exchange Officer
3. If you have been provided with the Youth Exchange Blazer, Youth Exchange Trading Pins, and other items provided at Orientation, they must be returned in new condition to receive the refund.


Will be issued to students who voluntarily withdraw, or who have been deemed unfit for exchange by the Mountain & Plains RYE Committee, based on the following parameters. The following numbers are exclusive of the $350 non-refundable Application Fee. If program participation ends:

  • Between March 1- March 31: $1000 is non-refundable
  • Between April 1-May 15: $2000 is non-refundable
  • May 15-June 15: $4000 is non-refundable
  • After June 15: No refund unless emergency (TBD based on costs incurred)

Financial Assistance:
May be available to the student, based on need. Please view information about our NEED-BASED scholarships.