6970 Application Info
Due to the ongoing global pandemic, District 6970 will not be hosting RYE Information meetings nor will they be accepting new student applications for the RYE Scholarship Program for 2021-22. Please check back in August 2021 for more informaiton.
Students interested in applying for the RYE STEP (Short Term Summer Exchange Program) for summer 2022 may return to this site in November/December for the status of this program offers.
Thank you for your interest in Rotary Youth Exchange
District 6970 Scholarship Information
Thank you for your interest in Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE).
Instructions on this page are for students living in Rotary District 6970.
That includes the following counties: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Marion, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Union, Volusia.
How to apply in District 6970
Process For Class of 2020-2021 Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) Scholarship Program Applicants:
1. Study and learn about Rotary Youth Exchange with your parents on this website.
2. Sign up for and attend a Rotary Youth Exchange Information Meeting
- You and your parent/guardian(s) are required to attend one information meeting to be eligible to apply for the 2020-2021 RYE Scholarship Program.
- Only those signed up will be notified of any meeting hanges/cancellations.
3. Submit Part I of Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship Application
by October 15, 2019
Once submitted, you can edit your application prior to October 15 deadline. Part I of application must be entirely filled out and submitted by deadline to be considered for Part II of the application process.
All applications are available in fillable format and must be submitted electronically.
4. Pay Application fee online (non refundable) Due No later than October 10, 2019.
5. Submit an online request for a Home Interview No later than October 10, 2019.
as soon as possible AFTER attending your RYE Information Meeting,
and AFTER you paid the application fee,
after you filled out the Application.
no later than October 10, 2019.
- You will be assigned a Sponsoring Rotary Club and a club member will contact you to schedule a home interview.
- The home interview must be completed by the sponsoring Rotary Club by October 27th.
- You and at least one  parent must be present for home interview.
6. Submit Part II of RYE Scholarship Application (including all required forms) as soon as possible but not later than 6 PM, November 1, 2019. The entire RYE Scholarship Application normally takes 2-3 weeks to complete, so start early!
(Part II of the RYE application will be sent to you when you completed Part I.)
7. Submit Part II of RYE Scholarship Application (including all required forms) as soon as possible, but not later than 6 PM, November 1, 2019. The entire RYE Scholarship Application normally takes 2-3 weeks to complete, so start early!
• Part II of the RYE application will be sent to you when you’ve completed Part I.
• Applications are in electronic fillable format and typed versions preferred.
• All document uploads must be legible and full page 8.5”x11” PDF. Do not upload jpgs.
• All signatures MUST be in BLUE ink.
• Only electronically submitted applications are accepted.
• If you do not have access to a scanner, we recommend using one of the many free scanner apps available on your smart phone to upload your documents in legible PDF format.
8. Selected RYE Scholarship applicants will be invited to District 6970 RYE District Interviews Saturday November 9 or Sunday, November 10, 2019. These are the only dates when interviews are conducted. Each applicant will be assigned a specific date/time and at least 1 parent must attend along with applicant.
9. Attend the “Big Reveal” celebration in December to discover your Host Country assignment.
10. Attend two mandatory 3-day weekends of RYE Florida Outbound Orientation Training (January 10-12, 2020 and in June 12-14, 2020), plus several D6970 RYE cultural, language and training sessions to prepare you for your year abroad.
Components of Your Application
- ONLINE Rotary Youth Exchange Long-Term Program Application
- Student’s Letter
- Parent’s Letter
- Guarantee Form completed and signed by your local Rotary Club and your local Youth Exchange District Chairman
- Medical History and Examination form
- Dental Health and Examination form
- Rules and Conditions of Exchange
- Personal Reference from Teacher or School Administrator
- Copy of passport or birth certificate
- Copy of school transcripts
- Three host family referrals
- $150 non-refundable application fee
- For an overview of what information is required to complete the application, click HERE. Do not print, do not fill out, do not submit this sample form!
Outbound Exchange Student Timeline
- August – Visit your district’s page to find information meetings. Some districts require you to pre-register for such meetings and to attend WITH your parents
- September – Attend an information meeting
- October – Work on your application – it takes most 3-5 weeks to complete.
- November 1st – Deadline for completed application
- November – Interviews
- December – Find out if you are selected
- January – First outbound training weekend
- January-July – Language studies on your own
- June – Second outbound training weekend
- July/August – Leave for your exchange
- June/July the following year – Return to the US from your exchange year
- July – Rebound weekend