6990 Application Info

District 6990 Rotary Youth Exchange scholarship application information

Thank you for your interest in the Rotary Youth Exchange scholarship. 

Applications for the 2024 – 2025 exchange year are open now!  Part 1 of the application must be submitted by October 31, 2023.

Instructions on this page are for students living in Rotary District 6990. District 6990 includes Broward, Miami – Dade and  Monroe Counties in Southeast Florida and Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas.

How to apply in District 6990

Process For Class of 2024-2025 Rotary Youth Exchange scholarship program applicants:

1. Study and learn about Rotary Youth Exchange with your parents on this website.

2. Sign up for, and attend, a Rotary Youth Exchange Parents’ and Students’ Information Session

  • To be eligible to apply for the 2024-2025 Rotary Youth Exchange scholarship program you and your parent/guardian(s) are must attend one of the Information Sessions
  • Only those signed up will be notified of any meeting changes/cancellations.
  • Information Sessions will be held in the summer and fall of 2023. Sign up here

3. Submit Part I of Rotary Youth Exchange scholarship application by October 31, 2023.

Once submitted, you can edit your application prior to the October 31, 2023 deadline.  Part I of application must be entirely filled out and submitted by the deadline to be considered for Part II of the application process.

All applications are available in fillable format and must be submitted electronically.

4. Pay the non-refundable application fee of $150.00. The fee is due no later than October 31, 2023.  Payment must be by check, payable to Rotary District 6990, and mailed to:

Rotary Youth Exchange District 6990
c/o David Mountford
TAMARAC FL 33321-2623

5. Request your In-Home Interview from your assigned sponsoring Rotary Club, as soon as possible after paying your non-refundable application fee, but no later than October 31, 2023.

  • You will be assigned a sponsoring Rotary Club and a certified youth volunteer will contact you to schedule an In-Home Interview.
  • The In-Home Interview must be completed by the sponsoring Rotary Club by October 27, 2023.
  • You and at least one parent must participate in the In-Home Interview.

6. Submit Part II of Rotary Youth Exchange scholarship application (including all required forms) as soon as possible, but no later than 6:00 pm, Tuesday, October 31, 2023. The entire Rotary Youth Exchange scholarship application normally takes 2-3 weeks to complete, so start early!

• Part II of the Rotary Youth Exchange scholarship application will be sent to you when you’ve completed Part I.
• Applications are in electronic fillable format and typed versions preferred.
• All document uploads must be legible and full page 8.5”x11” PDF. Do not upload jpgs.
• All signatures MUST be in BLUE ink.
• Only electronically submitted applications are accepted.
• If you do not have access to a scanner, we recommend using one of the many free scanner apps available on your smart phone to upload your documents in legible PDF format.

7. Selected Rotary Youth Exchange scholarship applicants will be invited to the District 6990 District Interviews in mid November, 2023. Each applicant will be assigned a specific date and time and at least one parent must participate along with the student applicant.

8. Attend ‘The Big Reveal!” celebration on December 13, 2023 to learn your Host Country and language assignment.

9. Attend two mandatory 3-day weekends of Rotary Youth Exchange Outbound Orientation and Training in January and June, 2024 in addition to a number of local District 6990 Rotary, cultural, language and training events to you prepare for your year abroad.

Components of Your Application


  1. ONLINE Rotary Youth Exchange Long-Term Program Application
  2. Student’s Letter
  3. Parents’ Letter
  4. Photos
  5. Guarantee Form completed and signed by your local Rotary Club and your local Rotary Youth Exchange District Chairman
  6. Medical History and Examination form
  7. Dental Health and Examination form
  8. Rules and Conditions of Exchange
  9. Personal Reference from Teacher or School Administrator
  10. Copy of passport or birth certificate
  11. Copy of school transcripts
  12. Three local host family referrals
  13. $150 non-refundable application fee

District 6990’s Application Period:
August 1 – October 31, 2023

Outbound Rotary Youth Exchange student timeline


YEAR 1 – 2023

  • August – Visit RYESE.org to learn about the program and visit District 6990’s pages to find the schedule for the Parents’ and Students’ Informational Sessions.  District 6990 requires that parents and students participate in an informational session together.
  • August/September/October – Attend a Parents’ and Students’ Information Session
  • September/October – Work on Parts I and II of your application – it takes most students 2 – 3 weeks to complete.
  • October – In-Home Interview with sponsor Rotary club
  • October 31 – Deadline for completed application
  • November – District Interviews for finalists
  • December – Find out if you are selected and if so, participate in The Big Reveal! to learn the country and language that have been assigned to you


YEAR 2 – 2024

  • January – Orientation and Training 1 for Future Outbound Candidates
  • January-July – Language studies on your own/attend Rotary club meetings and events
  • June – Orientation and Training 2 for Future Outbound Candidates
  • July/August – Leave for your exchange

YEAR 3 – 2025

  • June/July the following year – Return to the US from your exchange year
  • July – Orienation and Training for Rebound students