New Generations Exchanges
These exchanges usually last from 3 to 6 weeks, making this an ideal option for recent secondary school graduates and Rotaractors. These exchanges may be arranged for individuals or groups and can involve homestays, tours, or camps. Many districts also offer specialized internships to students, based on placement location and availability. As with all Rotary Youth Exchanges, New Generations Exchanges provide students with the opportunity to learn about a different culture while fostering goodwill and understanding. Wherever you go, you’ll discover that the world is smaller than you once thought, and that you can gain a great deal from this unique experience.
Who is Eligible?
The Rotary New Generation program is open to youth between 18 and 25 with demonstrated leadership skills. Qualified candidates should also possess interpersonal skills, such as flexibiity and a willingness to try new things, that will enable them to be excellent cultural ambassadors. All applicants must be sponsored by a local Rotary club and complete an application and interview.
Costs vary, so contact your local Rotary club or District for specific information. Typically, students and their parents are expected to cover the following expenses:
- Round trip airfare
- Health and accident insurance that meets the requirements of the host or sponsor clubs and districts
- All travel documents, such as passports and visas
- Spending money, ancillary travel and tours
Where May I Go?
Rotary clubs exist in more than 200 countries and geographical areas, and New Generations takes place in many of them. Contact your local Rotary club on where its program operates and whether or not you may request a specific country.
How Do I apply?
Contact your local Rotary club for details.