Youth Exchange provides thousands of young people with the opportunity to meet people from many other lands and to experience their cultures. This plants the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding.
The program provides Rotary Clubs with the opportunity to host an overseas secondary school student (aged between 16 and 18) for a year to experience life and culture in a foreign country to further their education and personal development and also provides the same opportunity for a Kiwi student to travel overseas for twelve months. Kiwi students leave in January for their twelve month exchanges.
Without question, this programme not only creates friendships between students, hosts, and clubs lasting a lifetime, but also enables young men and women to realise their potential and start them on a journey for roles as Rotarians and community leaders.