As a Rotary Exchange Student you are receiving an extreme valuable opportunity. It is estimated that if a student had to pay for all of the expenses for a year abroad, it would cost between $15,000 to $25,000 per year. So, if you are selected to represent Rotary, your community, and your country as an Exchange Student, you are in effect receiving an in kind valuable scholarship. Rotary Clubs in the United States and around the world sponsor high school students by recruiting three host families. These families provide lodging for their new "family member." The costs involved are a participation fee which includes health insurance (purchased online), the cost of your open ended round trip plane ticket, and spending money.