Applications for the 2025-26 Exchange Year Open July 1, 2024!

Will You Seize the Chance to Embark on a Life-Altering Youth Exchange Adventure?

Application Period closes Nov 15 in only a few more days!


Upcoming Events

Orientation #3 for Year Long Applicants

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Short Term Orientation

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Host Family Meet-Up

Sunday, April 14, 2024
Email RotaryNorthStarOffice@gmail.com for the zoom link

YEO Talk

Every Monday from 8:00pm – 8:30pm on zoom. Email RotaryNorthStarOffice@gmail.com for the zoom link

Our mission:
Building world peace one student at a time!

Answer the call! Experience Learn Grow Discover

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students per year – (year long & summer exchanges)
2- 3
Stay with 3 families during the Long Term Exchange Program
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$ 0 K
Cost per Long Term student
most affordable abroad program

Why us?

We have a worldwide network and presence in every country where Rotary International is present!

Safety is our priority

Serving two Rotary districts (5950 and 5960) in south-central Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.

Youth Exchange Programs

Short-Term Exchange Program (STEP) and Long-Term Exchange Program

Competitive Programs

We value and welcome diverse students.
We offer need-based scholarships.

Worldwide Experience

The Rotary network includes 34,000 clubs with 1.2 million members worldwide

Ready to Embrace the Unknown? Hear from a Former Student About Culture Shock

Curious about what lies beyond your comfort zone? Join us for an insightful journey as one of our former students shares their firsthand experience with culture shock.

Meet The Team

Eric Johnsrud

Chair (2023-25)

Elaine Baumann

Chair Elect (2023-25)

Sara Johnston

Executive Assistant

Jackie Johnston

Country Officer Co-Director

Rita Varner-Otness

Club Support Director

Amy Roers

Club Support Team

Jesse Steed

Club Support Team
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We are looking for volunteers to help us further our mission

Have questions?

Are you ready to take the first step? Learn more about our exchange programs, view our FAQ, or contact us and we’ll happily answer any questions you have!

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Ready to Rewrite Your Story?

Application Period closes in only a few more days!