2020-2021 Suspension of Exchanges Due to COVID-19

Sadly because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to suspend the District 5450 Rotary Youth Exchange program for the 2020-21 academic year. There will be no inbound or outbound academic year exchanges during that school year. Those outbound students that were accepted and placed in a host country for that year have been informed of this decision and have been advised of the option(s) available in the future.
It is our intention to restart the program for the 2021-22 academic year and the short-term program in summer 2021, barring unforeseen circumstances related to the pandemic. See the Calendar for dates related to next year’s exchange deadlines. (Dates will be released by the end of the summer, applications and interviews are held in the fall for the next school year).

Outbound

Students who are outbound or would like to go on an exchange.

Inbound

Students from across the globe who are spending time in District 5450.

Rebound

Returning students who have previously gone on an outbound exchange.

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“My daughter took charge of her life through this process, and walked on to the airplane with her head held high. A year later we decided to host a student in our home. My daughter really wanted to show the kindness that others had shown her. Our whole family benefitted from getting to know another brave, world traveler!”
Small RMRYE Parent
Lisa Dierauf
Parent of Outbounder, Host Mom
“I always was interested in doing an exchange, but Rotary seemed to make my dream come true.”
Lena Kratky
Inbound from Austria, 2014-15
“No matter how you get involved, Rotary Youth Exchange is an opportunity to open your arms to the world. We turn people into Global Citizens, and I’m not just talking about the students.”
Small RMRYE Rotarian
Chad Stamm
Boulder Rotary Club, District Committee Member
“My experiences in Lima are so profound and incredible I don’t even know what to think of them sometimes. Everything about my year was perfect, even the terrible and uncomfortable times. Now I am an extremely adaptable person and I am super open to everything. I am still talking to my friends a couple times a week and my families a couple times a month. They will all stay with me for the rest of my life, which is so cool! When people ask me about Peru, I tell them that it was like having a whole life in a year.”
Soren Fuchs
Outbound to Peru, 2014-15