Academic Year Application Process

• You must reside within the Rotary District 5470 coverage area
• Review the Cost of Participation
• Read the Application Instructions

If the above criteria are met and understood:
1. Contact any member of your local Rotary Club. He or she will put you in touch with its Youth Exchange Officer regarding details. Your High School Counselor is usually familiar with the local Rotary Club and can help you make that contact.

2.a  Deadline Part 1: Friday, September 30, 2022 - Complete the Online Application. Hand-written applications will NOT be accepted.
2.b  Deadline Part 2: Friday, October 28, 2022 - Once you submit the online application, you'll receive an email with a link prompting you to complete and upload additional information: Dental ReportMedical Report, School Transcripts, and Passport. You will also receive an email link to send to the person who will provide your Secondary School Personal Reference (to be completed online by a High School administrator or teacher). Be sure to alert that person you are applying for the Rotary Youth Exchange Program and he/she should be expecting the email link.

NOTE: Please refer to the Calendar for updates. 

3. Tuesday, Aug. 30 and Thursday, Sept. 22 - A virtual overview of the program will be available at 7 p.m. for anyone who has questions about the application process. Email for a Zoom link.

4. Required: Friday, December 2 - Sunday, December 4, 2022 (Grand Junction, CO) - If your local Rotary club recommends that you advance to the District Selection Weekend, Parents and Students are required to attend. If yours is a one-parent family, only the parent with whom you live is required to attend, but both are encouraged to do so. If you attend District Selection Weekend, you will be notified shortly afterward if you have been accepted to the program and learn the country assigned to you.

5. Required: Friday, February 24 - Sunday, February 26, 2023 (Colorado location TBD, likely Montrose) - Outbound Orientation for Students and Parents. You will meet with your Country Coordinator, It's Your World Travel, and learn important information about your year abroad.

6. Required: April 28-30, 2023 (Denver) Final Outbound Orientation for Outbound Students (no Parents)

7. Late July - Early September, 2020 - Departures to exchange countries.