Rotary District 7210 Youth Exchange (YEX) Program …help bring the world closer – and make some good friends in the process.

Rotary District 7210 Youth Exchange  (YEX) Program

Rotary YEX Program

About Rotary Youth Exchange

2011-12 Rotary YEX Inbound Students

Rotary YEX Inbound Students

Welcome to the website for the Rotary Youth Exchange Program for District 7210 of the Hudson Valley in New York State! Rotary Youth Exchange District 7210 is backed by the world’s largest and finest service organization, Rotary International.

Rotary Youth Exchange provides thousands of young people with the opportunity to meet people from different countries and to experience their cultures, thus promoting international understanding and world peace.

Why Rotary? 

  • An official program of Rotary International, Rotary Youth Exchange is one of the most respected youth exchange programs in our country and around the world.
  • Since the first exchange in 1927, students and host families all over the world have had their horizons broadened and their lives enriched by participation in Rotary’s Youth Exchange program.
  • Administered by local Rotary Clubs and Districts, the program today involves more than 80 countries and over 8000 students annually.

Want to know what the youth exchange program means to participants? Click here to listen to three testimonials about Rotary’s impact on young lives. One features Inés (France to New Paltz 2011-2012), as she describes the importance of her youth exchange experience in District 7210.

District 7210 Youth Exchange

District 7210, encompassing the eight Mid-Hudson Valley counties of Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia, Greene, Ulster, Sullivan, Orange and Rockland, has participated in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program since 1976. With rare exceptions, such as India, we exchange only with non-English-speaking countries to give our Outbound students the opportunity to develop proficiency in another language in addition to familiarity with another culture.

Exchange countries sometimes vary from year to year, but generally include districts in Europe, Asia and South America.

Rotary Youth Exchange is a life-changing experience for students and often establishes lifelong relationships that enrich forever the lives of students, host families, friends and hosting Rotary Clubs.

 For further information, contact:
Outbound Director:

Paul Daniels

Inbound Director:
Nan Greenwood