Apply for a Year Long or summer Short Term Exchange Program.

North Star provides equal opportunities for all students on a nondiscriminatory basis.

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 to three host families and immersing themselves in a new culture.

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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.

Summer Short Term Program Details
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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.

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Post-application Information

Incoming Students

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.

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Welcome to the program! If you have questions, our team has the answers. What happens next? Sign up for orientation or review the program rules.

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