A term applied by sending districts to students they support for an exchange
in another country.
A term applied by host districts to students they receive from another country
for an exchange.
The Rotary district in the student’s home country that facilitates the exchange
to another country.
The Rotary district that receives a student from another country.
Host families work closely with the host district.
The Rotary club that supports the student during the course of the exchange.
Member of the host club appointed to serve as the exchange student’s main
contact with the club and to act as a liaison between the student, club, host
family, and community. This individual must not be a member of the student’s
Youth Exchange officer
A Rotarian appointed or elected to hold an office on a district or club
Youth Exchange committee. Selected by the district governor, the district
Youth Exchange chair oversees activity related to the program throughout
an entire district.
Rotary and the Youth Exchange Program
Requirements of the Host Family
Youth Exchange Students
The Roles of the Host and Sending Districts
How to Apply to Be a Host Family
This guide serves as a general introduction to
Rotary Youth Exchange and provides an overview
of host family expectations and responsibilities.
Detailed information should be covered during
orientation sessions arranged by local Rotarians.
It is recommended that you attend all sessions to
fully understand the integral role of the host family
in the Youth Exchange program.
A host family is a vital part of the cultural exchange, immersing the student
in a variety of activities while in the host country. The host family plays a
large role in offering the student a view of another country and gains the
opportunity to learn about