Long Term Youth Exchange Program

Spend a Whole Year Abroad

North Star Youth Exchange offers international abroad opportunities for students who meet our requirements. You can choose to participate in the program either during your high school years or in a gap year following high school.

Program Objectives

  1. To further international understanding and goodwill.
  2. Learn and adapt to another culture, while sharing your own.


Diversity, equity, and inclusion in Rotary Youth Exchange

The primary goal of Rotary Youth Exchange is providing young people with opportunities to experience a cultural exchange and to develop as leaders who promote peace and justice around the world. To achieve this, everyone involved in an exchange — including students and volunteers — must be open-minded, tolerant, and supportive of one another. Access the guide to learn more about how to support LGBTQ+ exchange students, and how Rotary’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement applies to Rotary Youth Exchange.