About Us

We are Rotary International with over 1.2 million members in over 33,000 clubs around the world. Rotary’s global network brings together business, professional, and community leaders who provide humanitarian service to build goodwill and peace around the world. Dedicated Rotarians coordinate almost 10,000 student exchanges per year and do not discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation or identity, religion, or socioeconomic status. For more information about Rotary International, visit www.rotary.org. 

Rotary Youth Exchange is managed and coordinated by trained Rotarian volunteers who truly believe one of the keys to world peace is through understanding people in different cultures around the world. We are committed to the safety and protection of every student who desires to become a member of the global community and ambassador for their country.

Under Rotary International, we are independently organized in global regions, then by independent multi-district associations, and independent Rotary districts within each global region – see illustration below. We are in the North American Youth Exchange Network also known as NAYEN. Our member Rotary Youth Exchange volunteers coordinate exchanges with partners in countries across all global regions.

This chart is intended for illustration purposes only. Each continental group is comprised of various multi-district groups which are comprised of multiple Rotary districts which are comprised of multiple Rotary clubs

Statement Of Conduct

Rotary International strives to create and maintain a safe environment for all youth who participate in Rotary activities. To the best of their ability, Rotarians, Rotarians’ spouses and partners, and other volunteers must safeguard the children and young people they come into contact with and protect them from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.

Rotary International reinforces the Statement of Conduct with additional policies that set safety of youth as our first priority.


Rotary Youth Exchanges are administered locally and all applicants must be sponsored by a local Rotary club and district. Rotary clubs exist in most countries and geographical areas, and Youth Exchanges take place in nearly all of them. Each Rotary district has its own application and selection process.