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We are now recruiting students to go on exchange during the 2022-2023 school year (i.e., leaving for exchange in the summer of 2022)! If you are interested, scroll down to the Application Process!
 
The Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) Program is run by your local Rotary Club. For more information, click here to find and contact your local Rotary Club or contact Ross Barnett, Chair of the D6330 RYE Program.
Photo of Inbound exchange students hosted by District 6330Photo of Inbound exchange students being welcome to District 6330 by RotariansPhoto of Inbound exchange students hosted by District 6330
District 6330 is proud to participate in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program, which builds peace—one young person at a time. Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges for students ages 15-18 are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries!
 
Exchange students unlock their true potential to:
  • Develop lifelong leadership skills
  • Learn a new language and culture
  • Build lasting friendships with young people from around the world
  • Become a global citizen
Are you a Rotary Club or Rotarian in D6330 interesting in getting involved with the Rotary Youth Exchange Program? 
If so, please contact Ross Barnett, Chair of the D6330 RYE Program.
 
Are you a student interested in participating in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program?
See below for the Application Process! Candidates are ages 15-18 and are leaders in their schools and communities.
 
The Application Process
  1. Talk to your parents/guardians and get their approval and support.
  2. Click here to complete and submit the Preliminary Application. The preliminary application is due September 30, 2021.
  3. If you haven't already connected with your local Rotary Club, a District 6330 Rotary Youth Exchange representative will contact you to connect you to your local club, who will interview you and your family and, if you are approved, will sponsor you.
  4. Once you have been sponsored by a Rotary Club, a District 6330 Rotary Youth Exchange representative will send you the link to complete the Central States Rotary Youth Exchange (CSRYE) Application. The first part of this application is due October 25, 2021; the second part is due November 1, 2021. Part of this application includes applying for/renewing your passport, making an appointment with your doctor and dentist, and obtaining a copy of your birth certificate.
  5. Attend the District 6330 Outbound Interviews, held on Saturday, November 6 , 2021 for Canadian students, and Saturday, November 13, 2021 for American students.
  6. A District 6330 Rotary Youth Exchange representative will inform you whether you have been accepted or rejected within one week of the interview conference.
  7. Start preparing for your exchange...(more details to come)!
 
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District 6330 is a member of the Central States Rotary Youth Exchange (CSRYE) organization, which is an incorporated joint program among 20 Rotary districts located in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada. For more details on the program, please visit the CSRYE website.