A Fun Way to Experience the International Side of Rotary

The Rotary Friendship Exchange program gives Rotarians and their families the opportunity to host and visit Rotarians around the world. In addition to experiencing other cultures and making lasting friendships, an exchange provides a strong foundation for carrying out other international activities and service projects.

The primary goal of a Friendship Exchange is to build greater international understanding and goodwill among Rotarians and their families. In addition, exchange participants can:

  • Learn how their vocations are practiced in other parts of the world
  • Observe new customs and cultures
  • Promote an appreciation of cultural diversity worldwide
Do you like to travel?
Enjoy meeting Rotarians from other countries?
Want to learn more about Rotary in other regions?
Rotary Friendship Exchange is funded entirely by its participants with no cost to Rotary International. Guests are responsible for their own travel expenses and personal spending, while hosts are expected to provide housing, meals and sightseeing opportunities. Only Rotarians and their partners are eligible.
If you would like more information or are interested in participating in a Rotary Friendship Exchange, contact District RFE Chair Eva Quijano at equijano08@gmail.com

Current Outgoing Opportunity

February 9th to 16th 2019
District 7080 and District 4130 (in Monterrey, Mexico) invite you to join our First Rotary Friendship Exchange!
Some benefits of participating include:
  • Building friendships
  • Collaborating in building peace and find out new service opportunities
  • Learning about the people, food, language, customs and history of Mexico
  • Traveling without being a “Tourist”
  • Lots of FUN
  • And much more
When: Travel to Mexico in February 9th to 16th 2019
What is included:
  • Room and board with host families in Mexico
  • Travel to local cultural sites
  • More Fun!
What it costs:
  • $400 to offset the costs for our exchange partners when they come to Canada in October/November 2019.
  • The cost of your round flight from Toronto to Monterrey.
  • Your support with something when our exchange partner friends come to visit Canada.
Deadline: December 10, 2018 to reserve your spot