This is probably your first step on a life-changing, exciting adventure as a Rotary Youth Exchange student. As you and your parents review the information on this website, our vision for you is to use this information to see how being involved in the Rotary Youth Exchange program will expand your horizons across this beautiful, exciting and entertaining world we live in.
Explore this site to learn more about the Rotary Youth Exchange program, and open the door to YOUR opportunities to explore the world!
District 6220 Rotary Youth Exchange
District 6220 is located in Northern Wisconsin and most of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and includes nearly 50 active Rotary Clubs in communities large and small throughout this wonderful area of the United States.
The area abounds in natural beauty. Kayak to the breath-taking Pictured Rocks on mighty Lake Superior or paddle a canoe on a small inland lake in Wisconsin or hike through the dense forests and hills of the rugged Porcupine Mountains.
See a Green Bay Packer football game in historic Lambeau Field. Enjoy a fish boil on a cool Autumn night in northern Door County on the shores of Lake Michigan. Lose yourself in a corn maze in central Wisconsin at harvest time. Snowmobile and ski in the deep snow of the Upper Peninsula.
Your adventure awaits you in the District 6220 Rotary Youth Exchange program!
A History of Excellence
District 6220’s RYE program has been training, sending and receiving high school exchange students since 1974, when 16-year old Patricia Thomas of Mexico was hosted by the Kaukauna, Wisconsin Rotary Club. Since that time, our Rotary Clubs have hosted nearly 900 students, and a like number of our USA students have gone abroad.
District 6220 is fully certified by Rotary International, the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET), and has been recognized and honored with a Gold Award standard from the North American Youth Exchange Network (NAYEN). Our dedicated staff of volunteers at the District and Club levels work tirelessly for the safety and well-being of our Inbound and Outbound students, truly living up to the motto of Rotary International: “Service Above Self”.
Let the students tell you about it:
Watch what District 6220 Rotary Youth Exchange students have to say. This video was made in 2016 at the Waupaca (Wis.) High School International Day.