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Summer 2014 Meeting

July 18-20, 2014

Scranton, PA


Early Registration Deadline June 18th

Register before July 3rd to avoid price increase

Click here for information



The forms for the 2014-2015 Exchange Year will be available by the middle of September. Please wait and use the new forms. A student's application will not be able to be processed if you use the old forms.


Please read

Page Order for Completed 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 placement in the 2014-15 exchange year:  Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic/Slovakia, Hungary, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, S. Africa, S. Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Turkey.


2014-15 Long Term Application

(Revised -NAYEN 2011)

Savable Version



2014-15 ESSEX Application Check List 


2014-15 ESSEX Outbound Student Rules 


2014-15 ESSEX Independent Travel Rules


2014-15 Country Selection List

changed 11 October 2013


For Students Applying to France


French Application Directions

French Application

ESSEX Rules in French


Please talk to your local

Rotary Club for information on youth exchange.  

We will be accepting applications starting September 20th, 2013 

for exchange year 2014-2015.   


Short Term Application

Savable Version   



Short-Term Country Selection List 2014



Currently Accepting Short-Term applications thru May 1st, 2014

(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,

 George Wood, Chair 11-14

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