Become a Host Family with the Rotary Youth Exchange Program

Rotary Youth Exchange invites kind and caring host families within the community to assist local Rotary clubs offer an outstanding exchange program to young people from all over the World.

As the program is reciprocal, the host family is a vital part of this cultural and educational exchange and they will typically host a student on a voluntary basis for a period of between 10 to 16 weeks. The timing of this during the exchange year is by mutual arrangement with the host Rotary club and the other host families.

The host family plays an integral role in offering the student the experience of a new culture and language, whilst at the same time itself learning about a different culture from a young leader. It is a direct window to the world for the host family members.

You not only share a young person’s hopes and dreams, but more importantly, you make those dreams possible. Hosting is the beginning of a lifelong friendship and connection with a student and family overseas. You will help a young person transition to a new culture and ease into the surroundings, it is always fun, and the rewards are immeasurable.

Host families in the Rotary Youth Exchange program come in many shapes and sizes! Young children, older children, and no children at all, extended families and older generations – all have been successful in hosting exchange students.

Please consider this amazing and rewarding opportunity now. Enquiries are most welcome.

Further information is available from –

Stuart McDonald
Phone: 0408 388 489