Rotary Friendship Exchange


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

There are many benefits:

  • 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

Friendship Exchange participants travel as individuals, couples, families, or groups, and may include Rotary members and nonmembers. Prospective exchange teams communicate in advance to decide on the purpose, format, timing, logistics, and duration of each visit.

Exchanges offer unique chances for cultural immersion and interchange. They might include opportunities for professionals, including young professionals, to build global understanding and boost vocational and leadership skills. They can provide cultural experiences, vocational activities, fellowship, and much more.

All exchanges from Tasmania are funded by the participants. Hosts are not expected to assume a significant financial burden. Visitors enjoy warm hospitality and an international travel experience unlike any other. Hosts are rewarded with new friendships and cultural exchanges while showing their part of the world to visitors.

Chair (Home Hosted): PDG Ian Shuey Hobart

Chair (Mission): PAG Lesley Dare Deloraine