Youth Exchange has been put on hold due to the pandemic. 
We hope to restart the program in 2023.
Would you be a host Family?
This fall a female high school exchange student from Columbia (age 17) will spend a full academic year at MUHS.  This is being sponsored by the Middlebury Rotary Club and she is in need of host families to stay with.  It is preferred, but not necessary, that the home has children approximately the same age or at least of school age.   Students generally stay with a host family for approximately 4 months although some, including our current inbound student from Brazil, stay with a family for the entire school year.
This is a very enriching experience for both student and host parent/family.  In order to continue the registration process for school as well as obtaining her travel visa a host family must first be identified.  If you are interested or would simply like more information please contact Bill "Buzz" Kernan via phone at (802) 279-1315 or by email at
Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Middlebury provide a number of opportunities for students to study or visit abroad.
In-district exchange with Quebec (for 4 weeks in the summer)
1.                Applications are now open for summer of 2019.
2.                Students must be 15 1/2 years old. 
3.                Students must have completed at least one year of French or
                           be reasonably fluent in French.
4.                Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply.
5.                The dates for Sherbrooke, Quebec and Addison County have
                            not been set.
                           They will likely be the end of July and early August 2019.
6.                Two weeks will be spent in the home of a Quebecois student
                           in Sherbrooke and two weeks in an Addison County
7.                The Rotary Club of Middlebury, in co-operation with the
                           Quebec clubs, will provide transportation.
8.                 Appropriate health, insurance, and security forms must be
9.                The cost for a student is to provide housing for a Quebecois
                            student; there are no additional costs.
For further information about the Quebec exchange, contact club member David Clark at
Long term exchanges (an academic year)
1.                  Applications are due December 8, 2018 for 2019-2020.
2.                  Student must be 15 ½ years old by August 1st.
3.                  Students go to non-English speaking countries only.
4.                  Application fee is $750 for the family and $500 for the Club.
5.                  Student must pay for visa, health certificate, life insurance,
                     etc. (approximately $500-$800).
                     Some countries, such as France, have additional fees
                     Student must also pay for airfare.
6.                  Host club must agree to receive a foreign student and
                     provide a monthly stipend to the student of $125. 
7.                  There are 36 countries which participate in long term
Short term exchanges (for 6 weeks in the summer)
1.                  Applications are due December 1, 2018 for an exchange in
                     summer 2019.
2.                  Student must be 15 ½ years old.
3.                  Students go to non-English speaking countries (there is one
                     exception – a student may go to Australia for a short term
                     exchange but this would be done in December).
4.                  Application fee is $500 for the family and there is no charge
                     for the Club.
5.                  Student must pay for visa, health certificate, life insurance,
                     etc. (approx. $500-$800).
                     Some countries, such as France, have additional fees.
                     Student must also pay for airfare.
6.                  The student will return with a foreign student and be housed
                     by the host family.
7.                  There are 36 countries which participate in short
                     term exchanges.
For further information about long or short term exchanges, contact club members Ben Fuller or Bill Kernan at
Our Rotary district is in a consortium of other Rotary districts in New England.  The consortium is called ESSEX – the Eastern State Student Exchange.  This organization matches students and does most of the paperwork. 
Our Rotary District 7850 has its own application form.  Our district does not use the application form on the ESSEX website.