The World is Your Classroom

From Central Florida

To the Rest of the World

What is Rotary Youth Exchange


Each year, over 8,000 high school students participate in the Rotary Youth Exchange program worldwide, learning a new language and experiencing a new culture, through the efforts of Rotary volunteers around the globe. The program began in the 1920s, but took off after World War II.

Rotary Youth Exchange Mission

“To work towards peace and understanding in the world.”

Who We Are

We are known as the “Florida District 6980 Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)”.

We are a member of the Ohio-Erie Youth Exchange Multi-District, which includes 14 Rotary districts, that are from parts of Canada in the north, and all the way down to Tennessee and Florida in the south.

The Ohio-Erie Multi-District provides scale of economy to handle regulatory issues, larger number of exchange countries, training and best practices.  

Florida District 6980 RYE, which is in Central Florida, covers Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Sumter County, and is proud to be a member of the Ohio Erie Multi-District.

Upcoming Dates


August 1st, 2021 Applications are open for the 2022-2023 exchange year

Upcoming Dates

Youth Outbound applications deadline: January 15, 2022

Short Term Exchange deadline: January 15, 2022

Reveal Dinner: March 10, 2022, at 5:30 p.m., Orlando Marriott in Lake Mary, 1501 International Pkwy, Lake Mary, FL 32746

Reveal Dinner: On March 10, 2022, the Rotary Youth Exchange, Florida District 6980, will reveal the locations for its exchange students for the 2022-2023 school year.








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