As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you will be an ambassador for yourself, your family, Australia and Rotary.
You will have to attend school full time. This is not a full time holiday.
Because of visa, tax and insurance issues, you cannot work while you are overseas.
You will have to attend occasional Rotary functions. How many will depend on your Host Club and Host District.
You will be expected to help your host families with housework and chores.
Expect to be learn things you’ve never even thought about.
This has often been reported as the best experience of a young person’s life. Learn about a new country, learn about another culture, learn more about yourself!
Advantages on returning from exchange
- Each youth exchange student who travels with Rotary, inevitably returns a different person.
- The opportunities, which become available to youth exchange students mean each individual grows considerably in self-confidence, patience and humility.
- On returning, the new level of maturity enables further study to be completed more easily and definitely expands your employability.
- In the experience of past exchange students, their careers have definitely advanced quicker, which they mainly put down to increased confidence.
- For RANSZE the school term spent in New Zealand is recognized in Australia.
- Students are allowed to bring work from their own school if they are studying a specialist subject.
- If selected on the exchange program, talk to your host family about the school you will be attending.
- Long Term Youth Exchange (LTYE)
- Short Term Exchange (RANZSE)
- The Exchange Experience
- Why Go With Rotary?
- Scholarship Scheme
- Youth Opportunity Grant
- Information for Prospective Applicants (LTYE)
- Application Process
- Student Rules
- Social Media Policy
- 10 Top Tips
- How will it affect my schooling in Australia?