NAYEN empowers Rotary leaders and host communities in Canada, Mexico, and the United States to create transformative exchange experiences that promote cultural understanding, foster global citizenship, and build a more peaceful world. We provide unwavering support to every Rotary District in North America, fostering meaningful connections and promoting cultural exchange to build a brighter, more interconnected world that promotes peace and unity.


Welcome to NAYEN (North American Youth Exchange Network). We are the premier regional association representing 167 districts in Canada, Mexico, and the United States involved in Rotary Youth Exchange.


Learn more about the mission and vision of NAYEN as well as our history.

Find a board member to contact with questions or to join their committee today!

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2025 Annual Conference: Feb 20-22, 2025

Join us in person or virtually at the Fiesta Americana Mérida in Mérida, Yucatán, México.
We can't wait to see you at our first in person conference in Canada since 2017.


Looking for a presentation from a past conference? They are available in NAYEN's public google drive.


Learn more about the different programs and initiatives at NAYEN. Did you know there are 5 Operational committees and 5 Board committees?

NAYEN offers online training modules for students, Rotarians, and host families. We also coordinate discount language courses for students, have a standing DEI committee, organize webinars for RYE volunteers, and many other initiatives.

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2025 NAYEN In Person Conference

Feb 20, 2025 8:30AM—Feb 22, 2025 10:00PM

Fiesta Americana Mérida Avenida Paseo de Montejo No. 451, Esq Av. Colon, Col. Centro Mérida, Yucatán, 97000

2024 NAYEN In Person Conference

Mar 07, 2024 8:30AM—Mar 09, 2024 10:00PM

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre 1000 Burrard St Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9

Connect locally

Find a local Rotary club or District Youth Exchange Committee to learn more about Rotary Youth Exchange. The application process typically starts in the fall 1 year in advance.

You can look up a local club on

Apply today

Rotary Youth Exchanges are administered by local clubs and districts. All applicants must be sponsored by a local Rotary club and district. Rotary clubs exist in most countries and geographical areas, and Youth Exchanges take place in nearly all of them. Each Rotary district has its own application and selection process.

Contact us to help connect with your local club.

Learn more about youth exchange

There are short term, school year and summer camp opportunities for high school students with Rotary International.

Interested? Learn more about RYE today.