About Youth Exchange

As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you’ll spend up to a year living with host families and attending school in a different country.

Whether you participate in Rotary’s long-term or short-term Youth Exchange programs, you’ll learn a new way of living, a great deal about yourself, and maybe even a new language. You’ll also be an ambassador, teaching people you meet about your country, culture, and ideas. You can help bring the world closer – and make some good friends in the process.

For over 75 years, students and host families have broadened their horizons through Rotary Youth Exchange. More than 80 countries and over 8,000 students each year participate in the program, which is administered at the regional level by Rotary districts and at the local level by Rotary clubs.  

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The Rotary Club of Huntsville's Involvement in Youth Exchange

In 1974 the Rotary Club of Huntsville joined the Rotary Youth Exchange program and has hosted students from all around the world and sent outbound students to a number of countries.

Below are maps of inbound students home countries and outbound students host countries.  

If you were an exchange student from Huntsville from the '74-'75 to '83-'84, '95-'96, '97-'98, '00-'01 school year, we would love to hear from you and were you travelled to.