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By hosting a Youth Exchange student in your home, you’ll make a young person’s dream  come true, and you and your family will share an unforgettable and fulfilling experience.

As a host family, you will

·       Provide room and board

·       Supervise the student just as you would your own children

·       Involve the student in family activities and chores

·       Enrich the exchange experience by including the student in family, community, and cultural activities

Host families aren’t compensated financially. The program is run entirely by dedicated  volunteers, which helps keep costs low.

More information:

·     If you’re interested in hosting a Youth Exchange student, read
A Guide for Host Families (PDF), which details student and host family 
      responsibilities, Rotary’s role, and frequently asked questions.

·     Identify your local Rotary club through Club Locator or phone listings,
      and find out if a club or district has 
listed its website with Rotary 


Dedicated Rotarian volunteers have kept Youth Exchange vital for decades. Rotarians work  behind the scenes to handle the logistics of each exchange. For long-term exchanges, the host club and district arranges school enrollment, tuition, and other educational matters.   Youth Exchange officers are the program’s leaders. Elected at the club and district levels,  these volunteers are trained to serve as liaisons between students and the district Youth Exchange committee. For more information or to become a HOST FAMILY, please contact Rotary Club of The Woodlands Rotarians:

Dawn Keating, - Youth Exchange Officer Heather Montgomery, - Youth Exchange Counselor Cynthia Kendall, - International Services Director