The Short-Term Program

What is the cost?

About $2,000 of the cost of being a short term exchange student is subsidized by Rotary and others. For a short term exchange in 2019 the cost to the student is about $2,000 between the district fee of $450 and out-of-pocket expenses for airfare, insurance and passport.


Rotary District 6150 has a Supplemental Scholarship Fund that can help students with a these costs. Interested students should not let financial limitations keep them from applying. District 6150 Youth Exchange has allocated $5,000 in the next exchange year for supplemental scholarships.

Applicants for the Short-Term Program must submit:

  • One copy (with original signatures) of a Short-Term Application

  • A Short-Term Host Family Application (unless the application is for a summer "camp")

  • A V-1 Volunteer Affidavit for each household member 18 or over (unless application is for a summer "camp")

  • Country Preferences form

  • $450 for the district exchange fee. Make check payable to Rotary District 6150 Youth Exchange.


Make one copy of all forms for your records. Give the original completed forms with original signatures to a Rotary club member or a District Committee member. Rotary club members will interview student applicants and parents and submit their recommendation to Rotary District 6150. District 6150 will conduct additional interviews.

Important Dates*

January 31, 2020
Applications due

February 15, 2020
Club recommendation on 
Short-Term applicants due to District

March 7, 2020
Outbound Orientation in Little Rock

July-August, 2020

Short-Term abroad and hosting exchange partner

April 17-18, 2020

Rotary District 6150 Conference, Heber Springs, AR

* Students desiring an exchange in South America or Japan, please contact us for alternate due dates.

It is the goal of the District 6150 Youth Exchange Program that no qualified student be denied the opportunity to participate for financial reasons.

Short-Term Program students spend about a month in the summer living with a foreign host family. Most Short-Term students participate in an exchange so that the son or daughter of the foreign host family also spends a month here with the Arkansas student’s family acting as hosts. If the student’s family cannot host the foreign exchange partner, let us know; we will search for an alternate family.

Another alternative in the Short-Term Program is summer sessions of a week or two operated by foreign Rotary Districts and Clubs. These sessions can focus on general culture education, or specific activities like mountain climbing, or sailing. Contact us for more information.

Forms referenced below can be found through the links under Forms below. There is an exchange fee charged by Rotary District 6150 that is not covered by the basic Scholarship. If financial assistance is desired, please submit an application for a Supplemental Scholarship in addition to those listed below for the Short-Term program. Checks should be made payable to Rotary District 6150 Youth Exchange.

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