Youth Exchange Letter




Purpose and Goals

Each year, Rotary Youth Exchange provides about 8,000 young people the opportunity to experience the cultures, problems and accomplishments of people in other countries. Through this Rotary program, students are given the opportunity to grow as individuals while their concept of the world is growing too. Participants return with a broader view of the world and a deeper understanding of themselves. When these young people become adults, many assume leadership roles in their communities and bring to these positions the benefits of and insights from their exchange experiences. As a result, Rotary’s Youth Exchange program becomes a powerful force in the promotion of world understanding and peace.

Through Youth Exchange, Rotarians seek to provide the best possible environment for students. The program enjoys the advantages of over 46 years of experience and a network of more than 1.2 million Rotarians around the world. This experience and support system ensures the best possible exchange for participants in the program.

Host family responsibilities

As a Rotary Youth Exchange host family; it is your responsibility to provide room and board for your exchange student. You are also expected to exercise general parental supervision over the student just as you would your own children, and involve him or her in daily household chores and activities.

However, most host families’ involvement with their student does not stop at room and board. The families often share their native background while also learning about their visitors’ culture. This does not mean that you have to arrange elaborate entertainment, but simply make the student a part of your family. Give him/her the opportunity to share in the same aspects of your family life that most teenage students experience in your culture.

The Rotary Club  provides the student with a monthly stipend.

District 7910 sponsors students to participate in two International Youth Exchange programs. See the attached flyers on the Long-Term and Short-Term exchanges.

ESSEX  Inbound Youth Exchange Students:
We have hosted inbound students from Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Brazil, Sweden and Thailand in recent years.

ESSEX  Outbound Youth Exchange Students:
Our outbound students have gone to Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Peru, Spain and Taiwan recently on their exchanges.

Eastern States Student Exchange

If you are interested in becoming a host family for a Rotary Youth Exchange student this school year please contact Pat Doyle, Outbound Chair at |(508) 769-1555


ESSEX District 7910
Rotary Youth Exchange
2016-2017 Inbound Students

Inbound Students 2016-17--Caroline, Cami, Adèle and Yuka are all  exchange student studying in Massachusetts

Inbound Students 2016-17–Caroline, Cami, Adèle and Yuka are all exchange student studying in Massachusetts

Caroline from France, Rotary Club of Milford
Cami from Chile, Rotary Club of Bedford
Adele from France, Rotary Club of Acton-Boxborough
Yuka from Japan, Rotary Club of Framingham