Long-Term applications closed on November 24, 2018. We are still taking applications for the summer Short Term Exchange Program “STEP”. Apply for
a Year Long or summer Short Term Exchange Program.
Year Long Program
North Star Youth Exchange and Rotary Clubs in central and southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin offers long term exchanges (one academic year) to students in the North Star region. This program gives students the opportunity to spend one year of high school abroad, staying with two host families and immersing themselves in a new culture.
Summer Short Term Exchange Program
North Star Youth Exchange now offers a Short Term program. Experience a life-changing summer, discover a new country, and develop new friendships.
Click on the map to see which countries you may be placed in during your Rotary exchange or click Countries to go to the page to view the list of countries.
Calendar of Events
You’ll also want to check out upcoming events, deadlines and orientations so you can mark your calendar as you complete the application process.
Orientation #1 – Outbound CandidatesRoseville Area Middle School 8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Orientation #2 – Outbound Candidates with Inbound StudentsRoseville Area Middle School 8:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Winter Weekend – Outbound Candidates and Inbounds StudentsYMCA Camp Ihduhapi, Loretto, MN 2:30 p.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Are you coming to North Star area as an exchange student? This area features a vast array of new experiences for you. From the north woods to the Twin Cities, the Wisconsin to the Dakotas, you’ll have the opportunity to discover all that Minnesota and Wisconsin has to offer.