Welcome to NAYEN (North American Youth Exchange Network), the premier regional association representing 167 districts in Canada, Mexico, and the United States which are involved in Rotary Youth Exchange.
As a leading organization, we provide students with life-changing experiences through cultural immersion programs that foster personal growth, leadership development, and global understanding.
Our network of passionate volunteers and host families ensures that each student is welcomed into a new culture with open arms. We believe that by living and learning together, we can create lasting connections that transcend borders and build bridges between nations.
NAYEN offers a unique opportunity for students to learn about different cultures and customs while also improving language skills and gaining valuable insights into international affairs. Whether you are interested in studying abroad, hosting an exchange student, or simply supporting our mission, we invite you to join us in this exciting journey.
The mission of the North American Youth Exchange Network (NAYEN) is to empower Rotary leaders, volunteers, and host communities with the tools to create transformative exchange experiences that promote cultural understanding, foster global citizenship, and build a more peaceful world.
Our vision is to provide unwavering support to every Rotary District in North America, empowering them to offer world-class Rotary Youth Exchange programs that promote the ideals of peace and unity. By fostering meaningful connections and promoting cultural exchange, we strive towards a future where individuals from all corners of the globe can come together and build a brighter, more interconnected world.