Youth Exchange - Applying to be An Outbound
Are you ready to take the first steps in applying to be a long-term Youth Exchange Outbound Scholar? Then, let's get started on your experience of a lifetime!
Applications are due to the Rotary District Office by October 4, 2019. However, you will need to contact your sponsoring Rotary Club for their application deadline. It will generally be 2-3 weeks prior to the District deadline. 
What should I submit with my application? 
  • Two Completed applications with original signatures in blue ink and color photos.
  • A color photocopy of your passport. (Applications must include a copy of a valid passport. To be valid, a passport must not expire before February, 2022. Students cannot be placed until the student has a valid passport. Students without passports should apply for them immediately. Students who have passports that expire before February, 2022 should renew passports immediately. Please do not wait!)
  • Signed ESSEX Youth Exchange Guidelines, Conditions & Rules
  • Signed Outbound Student Code of Conduct
  • Country Selection List (Top 5)
  • District 7390 Application Fee of $125 - check made payable to Rotary District 7390 YEP. 
When are the District Interviews?
The District Interviews will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 9-10, 2019 at Penn State York (1031 Edgecomb Road, York). Once your application is submitted by your sponsoring Rotary Club to the District Office, you will receive a confirmation email. Following that confirmation email, you will receive a letter in the United States Mail with specific instructions regarding the interviews. You and at least ONE parent are required to attend the interview. If you pass the initial interview on Saturday morning, you will be invited to stay for the rest of the weekend. The interview weekend will come to an end on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
OUTBOUND CANDIDATES (Application/General Information)
2020-21 Outbound Students are REQUIRED to attend the following events:
  • November 9-10, 2019 - Interviews & Compatibility Weekend
  • January 5, 2020- Holiday Gathering
  • February 28 to March 1, 2020 - Mount Asbury Lodge Orientation Weekend
  • August 2021 - Outbound Debriefing (This is typically held the first or second Saturday of August)
Non-Mandatory Events, but highly recommended that you attend:
  • March 14-15, 2020 - Harrisburg Overnight (This is a mandatory overnight event for Inbounds, but also highly recommended for outbounds)
  • May 31, 2020 - Farewell Picnic