Short-Term Youth Exchange

Summer Youth Exchange Program            

   * Application Deadline - February 1, 2021

Now accepting applications for the 2021 STEP program with tentative departure dates in June 2021.      
Rotary’s STEP is a very affordable family to family summer exchange that offers a unique opportunity for students to expand their knowledge of the world and create life-long friendships! Spend a month overseas living with a student and their family, then return home with them to continue your experience hosting in your home for one month.
STEP has been adjusted to reflect the unique circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, but we plan to restart and send students abroad next summer after having had to take this past summer off. A final decision about the future of the 2021-22 program will be made on February 1, 2021 by Central States Rotary Youth Exchange, which governs the program for Rotary districts in our part of the United States and the neighboring part of Canada. 
  • Students who applied for the 2020-21 exchange year need to reapply, but they will be able to skip the interview process. 
STEP is open to students aged 15-18 who live in Rotary District 6250 (western and southern Wisconsin; southeast Minnesota). Participants must be of good character, be adaptable, mature and want to experience life in other countries and cultures. Children of Rotarians and non-Rotarians are equally eligible. 
Countries available in the Rotary STEP

  • Brazil
  • Czech Republic
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

STEP Program Flier
Guidelines for YEO's  
Useful Links
Visit this Rotary link to find a Rotary Club nearest you:
To obtain a passport, and a visa (if required): U.S Department of State Passports Page
Visit this Department of State site to learn about country specific visa requirements, crime and security information, and any current health issues.
For more details on the Summer Exchange Program- visit the Multi-District Rotary Summer Youth Exchange website.




Now accepting applications for the 2021 STEP program with tentative departure dates in June 2021.


Rotary District 6250 Short Term Youth Exchange Coordinators:

Carl Kisely
Cell:   (608) 377-7006

Janet Schneider 

Tom Chambers
Cell: (715) 896-3436



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