Application Process

Thank you for your interest in applying to become a Rotary International Youth Exchange Student. Please see the calendar for dates related to next year’s exchange deadlines. To request an application, and being the process, please fill out an application request form. The thank you page and email will include a link to the latest version of the PDF application and instructions to complete the Club Interview process.


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



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



Returning students who have previously gone on an outbound exchange.

About Rocky Mountain Rotary Youth Exchange

Rocky Mountain Rotary Youth Exchange is made up of volunteers from Rotary District 5450. Our Rotary District is geographically centered by the Denver-metro area and extends along the I-25 corridor from Mead to Castle Rock and extends from Summit County and Grand County in the west to Fort Morgan and Brush in the east. The map to the right shows the counties in Colorado that make up each of the Rotary Districts.

The first step to applying to be a Rotary Exchange Student is to request an application and to contact your local Rotary Club for an interview. Then students recommended by their local club will be interviewed by the 5450 District Committee. Students selected to participate in the program will then be placed with one of our partner Rotary Youth Exchange Committees.
Map of rotary districts (5440, 5450 and 5470) in the state of colorado. 5540 is the northern most part of the state, 5450 is the Denver Metro, Boulder, Summit County and Grand County, 5470 is roughly the lower 2/3rds of the state.

If you are interested in going abroad or becoming involved with Rotary Youth Exchange and you do not live in our district, you will need to contact your local Rotary District.


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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, 2014-1