Youth Exchange

Our club participates in two Youth Exchange programs.

Click here for a handout with more information about both long-term and short-term Rotary exchange programs, including Bend-Belluno.

Each year, we send abroad a local high school student for a school year in another country and another language, and we host a student from another country here as well. The students go to school in the other language, and typically stay with 3 different host families during that year.

As well, we have a short term exchange program with our sister city: Belluno, Italy. Here, we send several students to Belluno for a few weeks in the summer to stay with one family, and then that family’s teenager returns to Bend to stay with a local family as well. Here’s some photos from one of our recent celebrations with the youth exchange students.

For any sophomores or juniors who are interested in going to our Sister City of Belluno, Italy, through Rotary’s Summer Youth Exchange program, there will be an informational meeting on Thursday, November 16th 2023, at the Downtown Bend library, at 6:00 pm in the Meyer Room. This is an opportunity for you and your parents to find out more details about this summer exchange program sponsored by Rotary.