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50th Anniversary

Celebration Continues

January Meeting

January 20-22, 2017

Double Tree

King of Prussia, PA


Check back in November



Applications and all forms for the 2017-18 exchange year are now available. 


Applications must include a copy of a valid passport. To be valid, a passport must not expire before February, 2019. Students cannot be placed until the student has a valid passport. Students without passports should apply immediately. Students who have passports that expire before February, 2019 should renew passports immediately. Please do not wait.


Please read

Page Order for Completed 2017-18 Applications

before sending an application

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

ESSEX this year!



2017-18 Long Term Application

(Revised -NAYEN 2011)

Savable Version


2017-18 ESSEX Application Check List (Word Doc)

 ?2017-18 ESSEX Application Check List (PDF)?


2017-18 ESSEX Outbound Student Rules (Word Doc)

2017-18 ESSEX Outbound Student Rules? (PDF)


2017-18 ESSEX Independent Travel Rules (Word Doc)

2017-18 ESSEX Independent Travel Rules (PDF)?


2017-18 Outbound Age Chart


2017-18 Country Selection List (Word Doc)

updated 26 Sept 2016


2017-18 Country Selection List (PDF File)

updated 26 Sept 2016



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.  



2017-18 ESSEX Application Check List

Short Term Application

Savable Version



Click link below for complete Short-Term Information



Currently Accepting Short-Term applications thru May 1st, 2016

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




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