Youth Exchange
Marblehead Rotary Club participates in the Rotary Youth Exchange program of Rotary District 7930. We give high-school students the ability to explore a new culture, learn a new language, and discover themselves through a long-term or short-term cultural exchange and service trip.
Every school year we typically allow one student from Marblehead High School to experience a school year abroad and also host a student from abroad in Marblehead, where they attend classes at Marblehead High School and live with three host families throughout the course of the year.


An exciting adventure awaits you, as a potential Rotary exchange student, you look to expand your horizons as they've never been expanded before. We invite you to explore our District 7930 Youth Exchange website, learn more about the program, and, if it's right for you, take those first steps toward one of the most amazing, memorable, adventurous years of your life. 

Rotary’s Long-Term Exchange presents opportunities for high school students to advance their education, become a better person, and contribute to world understanding by allowing them to attend school in a different country. Students live with host families in their adopted land under the sponsorship and supervision of the local host Rotary Club. It is our hope that these students will be able to see firsthand the problems and accomplishments of other people of different colors, creeds, and cultures.

Because of the lengthy history of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program, our long-term exchange program is the largest in the world. And because arrangements are made by local Rotarians, it is also one of the safest youth exchange programs in the world.

If you are a student at Marblehead High School interested in going on Youth Exchange, please click here.

Host Families


Hosting a Youth Exchange student from another country is a challenge—and an opportunity. Involvement with an exchange student challenges a host family to become familiar with another culture, while providing the opportunity to share a student's hopes and ambitions. These challenges and opportunities promise to enrich the lives of every member of your family.

Because Rotary exchanges with more countries than any other exchange organization, you could have a student from one of 163 countries living in your home. Not only will you provide an unforgettable service to a student from abroad, but you also will educate your family about the world around them.

If you are a family in Marblehead who would like to host a Youth Exchange student for a period of 3+ months, please click here.
For more information, please contact our YEO (Youth Exchange Officer) Alexander Falk.