Rotary Youth Exchange

Working towards peace and understanding in the world, one exchange at the time.

Rotary International

Rotary International is the world’s oldest and most international service organization, with over 1.2 million members in 32,000 clubs, in almost 200 countries. The official Rotary motto is, “Service Above Self”, and Rotarians live their lives in accordance with the Four Way Test. You can find out more about our wonderful organization and its many programs and projects by visiting the Rotary International website.

There are more than 500 Rotary clubs in the Rotary districts in Florida and Georgia. District borders follow county lines.

Rotary Youth Exchange

Each year, over 9,000 high school students participate in the Rotary Youth Exchange program worldwide, learning a new language and experiencing a new culture, through the efforts of Rotary volunteers around the globe. The program began in the 1920s, but took off after the II World War.

The program’s primary mission: “To work towards peace and understanding in the world”.

RYE Florida

The Youth Exchange (YE) programs in Florida are growing, through the efforts of the multi-district organization, Rotary Youth Exchange Florida, Inc.

Each of the five participating districts in Florida and Georgia are committed to promoting Rotary Youth Exchange, and at least half of the districts have been honored with District Achievement Awards at the annual conferences of the North American Youth Exchange Network

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2022-23 Revie, outbound to France

2022-23 Revie, outbound to France

Journal Entry #1, 10/27/22 Bonjour everyone!It has been around two months since I arrived in France, which is wild to think about. Time is flying by and I've already made so many memories. My first host family lives in the city of Nancy, which has a population of...

2022-23 Nessa, outbound to Italy

2022-23 Nessa, outbound to Italy

Ciao! I have been here in Italy for almost two months! It’s so crazy for me to think about! I have had so much fun! I arrived on the 12th of September at the Alghero Airport where I met my host mom. We went home, ate dinner, I went to sleep and woke up the next...

2022-23 Dante, outbound to Sweden

2022-23 Dante, outbound to Sweden

So it's been a while, and a lot of things have happened. Starting with events, I have been to the mountains now, and oh boy are they mountains. I cannot describe in words how amazing it was to witness the stuff I saw from up there, and the photos(below) don't do them...