Optional Rotary Trips

Rotary Youth Exchange is not a travel program. Some travel experiences add significantly to the Youth Exchange experience.

  1. Before a youth may travel to places outside the district, The Exchange Student must have a signed permission form completed by his/her natural parents.
  2. A youth may never travel alone. Students as a group may not travel without adult supervision. If there is to be an “over-night” stay, the adult volunteer must be fully vetted.
  3. Host parents may take students with them on trips if the signed travel permit has been received and documented in the Ohio-Erie data base, YEAH (Youth Exchange Administrative Hub).
  4. When long trips such as vacations or trips that require more than a day or two, the actual parents must be notified of the travel as well as the Club Sponsor and the District Chair. At no time may an exchange student go on a holiday trip alone as this terminates the youth exchange.

Ohio-Erie does provide opportunities to see the United States through two trips organized by the McMurray Travel Agency. This site may be downloaded by going to: http://rotarytrip.org the two trips available to ohio-erie rotary youth exchange students are listed below.

Rotary Eastern Adventure 2018


March 9 - 18, 2018
(For student flying it ends March 19)

Trip Price: $1020.00 per person quad occupancy
The 11th Annual Journey For Rotary Foreign Exchange Inbound Students
Through the Great American Eastern Cities: Washington DC, New York, and Boston, Featuring Gettysburg

Leaves From Columbus, Ohio. You need to get to Columbus, Ohio
Tour Includes: Admissions as included in the itinerary, Meals as indicated on itinerary, motorcoach Transportation, and Hotels

Ohio Erie Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary Western Adventure 2018
Featuring California Cities and the National Parks


June 14 - 28, 2018
(For student flying it ends March 29)

Trip Price $2090.00 pp quad occupancy
A Journey For Inbound Rotary Foreign Exchange Students Through the American
West from California to the Great Rocky Mountains to the Grand Canyon
The 16th Annual Official Ohio-Erie RYE Western Trip

Tour Includes: Airfare From Major Airport Near You, Hotels, Admissions as listed, motorcoach transportation and meals as listed in itinerary.

Ohio Erie Rotary Youth Exchange
Ohio Erie Rotary Youth Exchange

All two tours and additional information found on http://rotarytrip.org