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Rotary International Youth Exchange

What is Rotary International Youth Exchange?

One of Rotary's longest programmes is our IYE programme it gives 15 - 18 year olds the opportunity to spend a year living overseas with Rotary families building new friendships, learning new cultures and having a lot of fun!

Our students are immersed in the language and culture living with 3 - 4 different host families and attending school and Rotary meetings. It is an incredible experience that our students love!

In return we also host inbound students within our Rotary Club and families for 1 year, this is our opportunity to showcase our beautiful country and culture. Hosting is one of the most rewarding experiences that Rotarians have, however you don't have to be a Rotarian to host.

If you'd like to find out more visit our District Website - applications for the following year close in April. If you have any questions just contact us, we'd love to hear from you!

New Takapuna Rotary Club Member

"I am so lucky to be here. Europe is a beautiful continent. Every country has something unique to offer."


- Sabrina

International Youth Exchange Student 2017 to Austria.

Meet Gautier!

Gautier (or GG) was our last IYE student (pre-COVID) from France. He fell in love with NZ and can't wait to come back to visit.

Gautier has created a 52 week list of activities he wants to do whilst in New Zealand. 

Examples from Gautier's list are:

  • Do the Tongariro Crossing

  • Visit Christchurch

  • Go skiing

  • Go to Hot Water Beach

  • Visit Skytower

  • See dolphins


Meet Cameron!

Cameron was our last outbound IYE student and lived in Germany, where he learnt so much including hands-on experience with some of the best cars and motorbikes in the world!
Cameron's s 52 week list includes:
  • Learn German
  • Learn about German cars and motorbikes
  • Do a Euro Tour
  • Try Skiing or Snowboarding
  • Try some new food

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