Mar 10, 2019

Rotary Youth Exchange Australia - RYEA

  • Crimson Education
  • Australia


For students 15 - 17 years who are interested in travelling and experiencing a new culture Through Rotary Youth Exchange, you will spend a year studying abroad living with Rotary volunteer host families who will introduce you to a new culture, language and lifestyle in one of 12 countries.

As a Rotary Youth Exchange you'll have the opportunity to develop:

  • your personal self confidence and maturity
  • a lifetime of international friendships
  • a real understanding of many different cultures
  • new language skills
  • a base for future education and career goals
  • in many ways

For more information visit the official website here.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Highly selective due to commitment required - students must apply and be selected by each rotary district through long process

Participation Cost


The student's natural parents or guardian provide for all of the following costs:

  • An administration fee
  • Return airfare, as arranged by Rotary, to the country of exchange
  • Personal insurance, as defined by Rotary International
  • Internal travel in overseas country including Rotary organised tours
  • Day to day living expenses of the student, postage, phone calls, personal items, clothing, footwear etc.
  • A small emergency fund (redeemable at conclusion of exchange, if unused)

Total cost probably totalling $5000-10000

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


No necessary skills, just pass application

Time Commitment


Full year spent abroad

Application Deadline

Varies according to district. 2021 Applications are currently open

Application Process Includes

Online expression of interest, application form, interview, further application