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As a guide, the up-front cost for Youth Exchange from this District (9800) is approximately $7,500.  This varies from year to year, depending on the cost of insurance and airline fuel charges.

The up-front cost covers:

  • Airfares and Visas
  • Full Health, Accident and Travel Insurance, Property Insurance
  • A briefing/selection weekend (fully accommodated) in June/July
  • Debriefing day upon your return
  • Uniform (including Jacket)
  • Business Cards with your photo

The Host Rotary Club overseas will provide:

  • Full board
  • Pocket money (amounts vary) Approximately $120US per month
  • School Enrolment Fees at local high schools
  • Travel, food and accommodation at Rotary events

NOT included are:

  • Clothing and personal toiletries
  • Passport & Extra Travel (e.g. Eurotour during holidays with other students)
  • Souvenirs and gifts
  • Some school excursions
  • Medications
  • Language Tuition
  • An Emergency fund of approximately $500

Amounts vary but we suggest you allow approximately $5,000 to $10,000 for additional expenses throughout the year.  For example, the Eurotour alone costs around $2,500.

Naturally, you have to consider these amounts against what it normally costs to keep you for 12 months living at home.