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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.

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New Summer Program!

North Star Youth Exchange now offers a summer program. Experience a life-changing summer, discover a new country, and develop new friendships.

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Click on the map to see which countries you may be placed in during your Rotary exchange.

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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 Mississippi to the Dakotas, you’ll have the opportunity to discover all the North 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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