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Rotary Youth Exchange has a goal to promote the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace at the person to person level and is for high school aged students, aged 16-18, interested in living and studying abroad for one year.


The Rotary Club of Lisle is a member of Rotary District 6450 and participates in the Central States Rotary Outbound Exchange, Inc.  Students between the ages of 16 and 18 have the opportunity of a lifetime to spend 11 months in one of nearly 40 countries learning another language and culture and making lifelong friendships.  Students generally apply in August and September to go on exchange the next year.  Outbound students and their parents are guided through months of orientation and information about the country of their exchange year.  Outbound students typically stay with two or three Rotary-approved families and receive a monthly stipend for incidental expenses. 


Rotary Youth Exchange outbound students need to be above average students who are eager for the chance to try new things and meet new people.  Contact us today at for more information. 


Students interested in applying for the program should fill out the RYE Preliminary Application and email it to before the deadline listed below. 

2014: September 24
2015: September 20
2016: September 18