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) is our current inbound IYE student and comes from France. GG has been here for 7 months and is loving NZ and our culture!

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

Gautier has already travelled all over the country including a 2 week trip of the South Island and visiting Rotoroa Island in the Hauraki Gulf. GG is looking forward to our upcoming weekends including Farm Weekend and doing the Colour Run! 


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Meet Cameron!

Cameron is our current outbound IYE student and he has been living in Germany for 2 months. 
Cameron has recently arrived in Germany to minus temperatures and snow! His first month or so has been filled with fun and new adventures. Cam has started school and is quickly learning the German language.
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

We can't wait to continue to see Cam's progress and hear more from him!