Testimonials

And Thailand is now a place I call home.

Carly Besh
Petersburg (Anchorage) to Thailand 2009-2010

Basking in the afterglow of exchange, I know the extreme memories will stay with me for a while [either positive or negative] but I will carry the lessons I have learned long after the memories have faded.

Stephanie Logan
Juneau to France 2009-2010

I truly feel like a citizen of the world, and I hope that mentality will help me to affect a change in American society, in any small way I can.

Douglas Plume
Anchorage to Switzerland 2009-2010

Welcome to Rotary District 5010

Rotary District 5010 is actively seeking open-minded, flexible students who demonstrate leadership qualities and have high moral standards that will enable them to become excellent cultural ambassadors for their country and the Rotary club and district that supports them. District 5010 Rotary Youth Exchange provides students ages 15 to 17 with an opportunity to travel to a foreign country and experience the culture while serving as an ambassador for their home country. Youth Exchange is a live-in experience not a travel vacation.

For over 75 years, students and host families have broadened their horizons through Rotary Youth Exchange. More than 80 countries and over 8,000 students each year participate in the program, which is administered at the regional level by Rotary districts and at the local level by Rotary clubs.

Central States Rotary invites prospective Host Families to learn more about the experience of hosting a Foreign Youth Exchange student in your own home.