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Youth Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange Australia provides an opportunity of a lifetime for Australian high school students to live & study abroad.
Learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become  a global citizens.
Rotary Youth Exchanges are for students 15 to 18 years old sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries. Exchange is for 12 months, and students get to live with 3 – 4  host families and attend local the school.

    Develop lifelong leadership skills
    Learn a new language and culture
    Build lasting friendships with young people from around the world
    Become a global citizen

Rotary Peninsula 2.0 is a proud supporter of Youth Exchange.

In our short history we have had the pleasure of sending 2 students out – Keehlan to the US and Rubi to Austria. And had the joy of hosting 2 students – Carol from Brazil and Antonia from Austria. We are looking forward to particpating again this year.

Outbound students leave in the January for a 12 month stay, applications open from the start of January, final selection is completed by July. A series of camps is held at Forest Edge Nerrim to help prepare the students for their adventure. Although, as returning students have told us: “Nothing can prepare you”, every student has a vastly different experience from another, however the camps do instruct on requirements, expectations, practical life skills and so on.

Inbound students arrive in July / August to begin their adventure. Participating host clubs are invited to register their interest all year round. Contact

Ready to apply? Want to find out more?
Contact your local Rotary club to see what exchange opportunities are available and what the application process involves.

Want to host an exchange student?
Hosting an exchange student is incredibly rewarding for your family, bringing an international experience directly into your home. Host families provide room and board and share their lives with exchange students, involving them in family, community, and cultural activities. All host families are screened and trained.
If you’re interested in learning more about being a host family, contact a Rotary club near you.

District Program

participated in by Rotary Peninsula 2.0

$8 000

per students


students for the rest of their lives

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