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July 2015 Meeting

July 17-19, 2015

Dolce - Norwalk, CT


Look for details in May


All forms are now available for the 2015-2016 Exchange Year. Do not send any applications are not complete. Applications that are not complete cannot be processed. 


Please read

Page Order for Completed 2015-16 Applications

before sending an application

Only one (1) complete application needs to be sent to

ESSEX this year!


The following countries are no longer available for student placement: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Croatia, Czech Republic/Slovakia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.


Please advise all students at the interview that they need to apply for their passport immediately. ESSEX is requiring that all applications include a passport. An exception will be made for the applications that are received in December, they will have until January 30th. The District Chair must upload a copy of the passport in YEAH and they must notify the Country Contact that it has been uploaded to avoid delayed processing.


2015-16 Long Term Application

(Revised -NAYEN 2011)

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2015-16 ESSEX Application Check List


2015-16 ESSEX Outbound Student Rules


2015-16 ESSEX Independent Travel Rules


2015-16 Outbound Age Chart


2015-16 Country Selection List (Word Doc)


2015-16 Country Selection List (PDF File)

 South Africa is not available for Placement


For Students Applying to France

Copies of the student's and parents' essays in French must accompany the completed application if France is the student's 1st choice.


Please talk to your local

Rotary Club for information on youth exchange.  



Short Term Application

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Click link below for complete Short-Term Information



Currently Accepting Short-Term applications thru May 1st, 2015

(to get your first choice of country best to submit early)

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing" ~ Helen Keller






Welcome to the ESSEX - Eastern States Student Exchange web site. 


An exciting adventure awaits you, as a potential Rotary exchange student or host family, you look to expand your horizons as they've never been expanded before. We invite you to explore our site, learn more about the program, and, if it's right for you, take those first steps toward one of the most amazing, memorable, adventurous years of your life.   


Yours in Rotary,

 Allen Smith, Chair 14-17

Eastern States Student Exchange



 "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it solely on these accounts.  Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime."                                                                 Mark Twain