Exchange Destinations

Our exchange records in District 9640 date back to 1982. From 1982 to 2020 in District 9640 we have exchanged more than 1,650 students on long term exchanges around the world, including more than 862 students on outbound exchanges, and hosting more than 762 students on inbound exchanges to Australia. Check out the map below to see where some of our outbound students have been to on exchange!

Outbound long term students have the opportunity to nominate their list of five preferred countries for their exchange. However, as there are limited places in any one country and our exchange agreements can change from year to year depending on what students want to come to Australia, a preparedness to accept an exchange in any of their five preferred countries, or potentially another destination altogether, is required of all Rotary Exchange Students.

The District committee decides the final country of destination.

Exchange Destinations – 2025 Long Term Program

The exchange destinations that will be available for students to nominate from include the following. Please note that this list is not guaranteed or final – some countries may not be available when exchanges are negotiated with our partners, and other countries may become available. Students are asked to nominate their top five preferences in their initial applications, and this is then discussed at the District Interview where students have the option to change their preferences.

  • Denmark
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Belgium
  • Switzerland
  • Finland
  • Czechia
  • Korea
  • Japan
  • Taiwan
  • USA
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Chile

Exchange Destinations – 2024 Short Term Program

Unlike the long term program, students applying for short term exchange apply for a specific country. Our short term program is significantly smaller than our long term program, and in 2024 the country options are limited to:

  • Argentina (October – December 2024. Hosting your exchange partner January – March 2025)
  • Germany (November 2024 – January 2025. Hosting your exchange partner from mid June – mid August 2024)
  • Finland (as per Germany timeframe).
  • Indonesia (As per Germany timeframe)

Due to the short time students spend in-country on a short term exchange, students who are able to demonstrate some language proficiency for their host country prior to their departure will be considered favorably.

Countries we have exchanged with in the past:

AustriaGermanyThe NetherlandsThailand
CanadaIndonesiaSouth AfricaZimbabwe
2019 outbounder Ethan in Belgium

Follow us on Facebook or Instagram, or sign up to our newsletter for news and updates on the District 9640 youth exchange program.

Find us on

We post regular updates to Facebook so follow us to be kept in the loop!

You’re invited
to an information evening....

Join us for an upcoming zoom or in-person information evening to find out more about Rotary Youth Exchange in District 9640. To find out when our next information evening is scheduled…..

Visit us on Facebook or sign up to our Newsletter..

Follow Us.