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January Meeting

January 15-17, 2016

Double Tree Hotel

King of Prussia, PA


Register Now Click Here 

Early Bird December 13, 2015

Cut-off Date December 23rd, 2015


Applications and all forms for the 2016-17 exchange year are now available. 


Please read

Page Order for Completed 2016-17 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:



2016-17 Long Term Application

(Revised -NAYEN 2011)

Savable Version


2016-17 ESSEX Application Check List


2016-17 ESSEX Outbound Student Rules


2016-17 ESSEX Independent Travel Rules


2016-17 Outbound Age Chart


2016-17 Country Selection List (Word Doc)


2016-17 Country Selection List (PDF File)



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

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