Apply for a Year Long or Short Term 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.
Short Term 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.
District 5950 Conference – for Inbounds in District 5950The Guthrie Theater 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Inbound Students Farewell begins at Three Rivers (Hyland) ParkHyland Park, Bloomington, MN
Inbound Student East Coast TripDeparting from Northfield Area Family YMCA, 1501 Honeylocust Drive, Northfield, MN 55057
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.