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 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.
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 Rotary.org
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.