Short Term, customizable program for
post-secondary students and
professionals ages 18 - 30.

Participants are fully involved in designing their international exchange that combines their professional/vocational goals with Rotary service projects and cultural exchange exposure.
The deadlines by which outbound and inbound applicants
must submit their application is as follows: 
January 15th for a May-August exchange
May 15th for a September-December exchange
September 15th for a January-April exchange.

The Benefits

  • Make connections with service-minded community leaders in another country
  • Learn another language or improve your language skills
  • Build your professional/vocational knowledge and skills
  • Gain international experience and contacts
  • Travel and explore a new culture while giving back through service

Exchange Basics 

With your host District NGSE, you’ll plan activities that can include professional development, humanitarian service, cultural exchange, networking, relationship building, and leadership development.
Exchanges are very flexible:
  • Can last from a few weeks to no more than six months
  • Can be arranged for individuals or groups
  • Need not be reciprocal
  • Can be completely virtual, in-person, or a combination of both

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

At Rotary, we understand that cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is essential to realizing our vision of a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change.
We value diversity and celebrate the contributions of people of all backgrounds, across age, ethnicity, race, color, disability, learning style, religion, faith, socioeconomic status, culture, marital status, languages spoken, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity as well as differences in ideas, thoughts, values, and beliefs.
Recognizing that individuals from certain groups have historically experienced barriers to membership, participation, and leadership, we commit to advancing equity in all aspects of Rotary, including in our community partnerships, so that each person has the necessary access to resources, opportunities, networks, and support to thrive.
We believe that all people hold visible and invisible qualities that inherently make them unique, and we strive to create an inclusive culture where each person knows they are valued and belong. In line with our value of integrity, we are committed to being honest and transparent about where we are in our DEI journey as an organization, and to continuing to learn and do better.


Inbound Fee: $350.00 CDN for the first month and an additional $150.00 CDN fee to the District 5360 NGSE Program. E-transfer funds and email transfer information to the District Office.

Outbound Fee: $250.00 CDN. E-transfer funds and email transfer information to the District Office.

In-person costs vary by distance and program. Participants arrange and pay for their airfare, insurance and visas and provide their own pocket money. Rotary members provide homestay (accommodation and food) to reduce expenses, arrange no-cost, no-remuneration internships or job-shadowing programs, and travel to Rotary service projects.

Stories from International Exchanges

An experience to share a future of service and peace

The New Generation Service Exchange Rotary program is aimed at involving enthusiastic personalities, who have reached the age of consent - indeed, "young adults" -  placing them in an activity mainly consisting of service action, encouraging their professional development and stimulating their social interest.

By participating in the NGSE, with the discovery of a different world from his/her own, each "young adult" becomes a citizen of the world, turning into a promoter and “standard-bearer” of Future of Service and Peace

District 5360’s New Generations Service Exchange Program Committee Members
will be presenting in a breakout session at the

RI Convention in Houston on
Monday 6 June 2022 on the
virtual exchanges hosted in 2021 and 2022!
Congratulations Team New Generations!

Rotary International Convention
Houston - June 2022

Breakout Session Presentation

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