Southern Africa’s Rotary Youth Exchange has excellent and long-standing relations with the following countries:
Long-term stay (one year)
Short-term stay (6 weeks)
When you apply to become a Rotary Exchange Student, you will have the option to choose the five countries that you would like to visit. Rotary Youth Exchange will then decide in which one country you will stay.
Capital: Buenos Aires
Main attractions: Andes mountains, glacial lakes and Pampas grassland.
Famous resident: The football player Lionel Messi
Main attractions: Mountain villages, baroque architecture, rugged Alpine terrain.
Famous residents: Wolfgang Mozart, Johann Strauss and Sigmund Freud
Main attractions: The Amazon basin, massive waterfalls, and beautiful beaches.
Famous resident: The author Paulo Coelho
Main attractions: The Atacama Desert, volcanoes, and the world’s largest swimming pool.
Famous resident: Poet and politician Pablo Neruda
Main attractions: Ornate castles, and Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings.
Famous resident: The tennis player Martina Navratilova
Main attractions: Royal palaces, Nyhavn harbour, and the Little Mermaid statue.
Famous resident: The author Hans Christian Andersen
Main attractions: Forests, rivers, mountain ranges, and beaches.
Famous resident: The scientist Albert Einstein
Language: Finnish, Swedish
Main attractions: Museums and the Northern Lights
Famous resident: The race car driver Mika Hakkinen
Main attractions: Classical art museums and the Palace of Versailles
Famous resident: The fashion designer Coco Chanel
Main attractions: Medieval and neoclassical buildings, and mineral spas.
Famous resident: The magician Harry Houdini
Capital: New Delhi
Language: Hindi and English
Main attractions: The Taj Mahal mausoleum and massive mosques
Famous resident: Mother Teresa
Main attractions: The Vatican, landmark art and ancient ruins
Famous resident: The artist Leonardo da Vinci
Language: Dutch and English
Main attractions: Canals, tulip fields, windmills, and cycling routes.
Famous resident: The painter Vincent van Gogh
Capital: Mexico City
Main attractions: Mountains, deserts, jungles, and ancient ruins.
Famous resident: The artist Frida Kahlo
Main attractions: Medieval architecture and Jewish heritage.
Famous resident: The composer Frédéric Chopin
Main attractions: Unique architecture and medieval castles
Famous resident: The architect Antoni Gaudi
Language: Swedish and Finnish
Main attractions: Inland lakes, vast forests and glaciated mountains.
Famous residents: Pop group ABBA
Main attractions: Tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples.
Famous resident: The film director and producer Anand Tucker
Main attractions: Modern cities, traditional Chinese temples, and hot spring resorts.
Famous resident: The actor Takeshi Kaneshiro
Capital: Washington DC
Main attractions: Modern cities, breath-taking nature, Hollywood.
Famous resident: President Donald Trump