Rotary International Youth Exchange Long-Term Program 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 and least expensive youth exchange programs in the world.  Applicants cannot be more then 18 1/2 by July of 2011. Candidates will be abroad for the 2011-2012 school year.  A preliminary, short-form application is due by November 12th.  For more information please go to or e-mail Justina Dee, Ashburn Rotary Club Youth Exchange Officer at