Friendship Exchange is an international exchange program for Rotary members, families and friends that allows participants to take turns hosting one another in their homes and clubs

Build international friendships through Rotary.

Rotary Friendship Exchange District Chair:  Marietta Bustamante (

Types of exchanges

Vocations, Culture, Fellowship

What are the benefits for Rotary Friendship Exchange?

  • Broaden international understanding
  • Explore a specific profession or job in a different context
  • Build enduring friendships
  • Establish a foundation for peace and service
  • Gain opportunities for active project involvement and support
  • Learn about a region’s people, food, languages, customs, and history
  • Find partners for grants

Choose a destination

Explore Rotary's Exchange Finder Map to view current exchange locations and the districts that serve them.

View the map:

Connect with the district’s Rotary Friendship Exchange chair for help finding potential international hosts and planning your itinerary.

Define your purpose

Friendship exchanges are organized around at least one of three themes: culture, service, and vocation.

Fund your exchange

All exchanges are paid for by the participants or their districts. Hosts are not expected to assume a significant financial burden. Club or district funds may be available to offset the costs of exchanges that have a vocational emphasis.

Share your story

After your trip, submit a report to your district, as well as to It’s your chance to tell us about your experience, make suggestions, and share what you learned.