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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



All forms, except the 2015-16 Country Selection List and instructions for students applying to go to France, are now available? for the 2015-2016 Exchange Year. The missing forms will be available no later than the middle of September. Do not send any applications until everything is available and completed. Applications that are not complete cannot be processed. Please check with your Rotary District's Youth Exchange Chair for more information.


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!




2015-16 Long Term Application

(Revised -NAYEN 2011)

Savable Version



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



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.  



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