• District 9455 Outbounds 3

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    • Ambassadors

      Rotary is looking for bright, well-adjusted students between the ages of 15 and 18 as of 1 January in the year of their exchange . Their principal purpose will be to act as Youth Ambassadors for Australia.

    • International Travel

      Twelve months in a foreign country with board and accommodation provided by host families is offered by ROTARY INTERNATIONAL to all students who will be between the ages of 15 years and 18 years on the 1st of January in the year of their exchange.

    • Culture

      Students will be given the opportunity to experience first hand different cultures and lifestyles. At the same time they will be informing their host community of the Australian way of life and building better international understanding and goodwill.

    • Global

      Exchange students may reside in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark including Iceland, Finland including Estonia, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Spain, Poland, or Italy. Closing date is March 31 in the year prior to exchange.

  • Testimonials

    • Another thing i have noticed while I’ve been here is the way language is so important and yet not at the same time. While it is not so necessary for basic communication, where English and sign language will do (I will be an awesome charades player by the time i return) i think it will be very important in being close with Finnish people.

      “Mat” on Exchange in Finland
    • I am so thankful for being given this opportunity, because it has been amazing so far and I know it will only get better. Thankyou to everyone in Australia and also in Denmark who have made this year possible.

      “Kate” on Exchange in Denmark
    • There have been plenty of other great days but also some average ones struggling with the complicated French language and the school timetable system. But that is to be expected on an exchange, every day is a surprise and I’m looking forward to everyone.

      “Patrick” on Exchange in France
    • I’ve discovered strength within me that I didnt know existed, having to deal with being away from everything that’s familiar did that to me. I’ve learnt how hard leaving your parents for a year can be, but also how capable I am of taking care of myself in many aspects of life.

      “Georgia” on Exchange in Germany
    • As I always say “Listen to your heart and follow your dreams” … its the key to success!

      “Emma” on Exchange in Belgium
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The closing date for Rotary Youth Exchange Applications is March 31st in the Year Prior to Exchange FIND OUT MORE

Temporary Suspension of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program

Due to COVID-19, all Rotary Youth Exchange Districts in Australia are suspending the program for 12 months, so unfortunately our District won't be welcoming a new group of Inbounds in July 2020, or sending  a new group of Outbounds overseas in January 2021.

We are extremely disappointed about this, but the program can't operate safely and effectively while the world is dealing with this crisis. We are particularly sad about the students who will miss out on this fantastic program because they will be too old to apply in 12 months time.

Students who are currently on exchange will continue to receive every possible support from the program. Some students unfortunately had to cut short their exchange and have returned home safely.

Don't forget about us... we will be recruiting again in 12 months time, ready to take on the world again!!!  Please contact us via this website if you have any questions, and keep following our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates.