Bring the world closer to home. Host an exchange student. 


Hosting a Rotary Youth Exchange student is a rewarding opportunity to welcome a high school student from a different country into your home. Your family will form a lifelong connection to a student from one of the more than 160 countries that participate in youth exchange.


Why host an exchange student


As a host family, you’ll embark on a rewarding experience while helping a high school student achieve their dreams and goals. Your family will learn the culture, customs and traditions of the exchange student while sharing everything from your family traditions to favorite foods.


What hosting means for your family


  •  Make the student part of your family at home
  •  Provide general room and board
  • Exercise general parental supervision, just like you do with your children
  • Involve the student in family activities
  • Help the student adjust to a different culture and a new language
  • Provide a safe, secure environment


 Ready to host or interested in learning more?


Learn more about hosting. Contact your local Rotary club 


Apply to host a Rotary youth exchange student. Complete application