District 5730

Rotary Youth Exchange

a member of

South Central Rotary Youth Exchange (SCRYE)

District 5730 Rotary Youth Exchange


A member of SCRYE


"My dream is for every 17-year old to become a Youth Exchange Student.  If we could achieve this, there would be no more wars.

- Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar, Rotary International President 2004-2005


The Rotary Youth Exchange Program is a once in a lifetime experience! It is an adventure and a learning experience, where students develop new relationships and face the exciting challenges of living in a new culture.


What are the goals of Rotary Youth Exchange?

  • Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth;
  • To promote world peace and cultural understanding;
  • Encourage leadership, cultural and language skills.


Rotary Youth Exchange Statistics:

  • More than 8,000 students exchange globally each year.
  • 96% of students successfully complete their exchanges each year.
  • 95% of all Rotary Districts participate in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.
  • 92 countries around the world have district chairs to support Youth Exchange.
  • 80 countries actually send or receive students.


District 5730 works with two different programs, a long-term program and a short-term program.


For More Information, Contact:


Youth Exchange Officer:


Charles Starnes

(806) 293-3544