Rotary unites people from all continents, cultures, and occupations—it’s truly one of our greatest strengths. Our members are leaders in their fields and communities. Our diverse perspectives help us to see problems differently—and help us solve them in communities throughout the world.
Through Rotary, our members find many ways to meet, exchange ideas, and make lifelong friendships, including:
- Weekly club meetings
- Online discussion boards
- Interest-based affinity groups
- Local events
- Our annual international convention
From scholarships to a local music camp to full graduate fellowships, Rotary offers many ways to support your education.
For young leaders who embody our belief of service above self, many local Rotary clubs provide academic scholarships for undergraduate, graduate, and even international study to students in their area.
Passionate college graduates and professionals sharing our mission for peace should consider applying for a graduate-level fellowship to study at one of our Rotary Peace Centers around the world.
For youth, participating in an international exchange will help you learn about another culture—and yourself—while promoting global understanding. Many clubs sponsor youth exchanges in which you can spend up to a year in another country, staying with a host family and attending school.
For adult professionals, Rotary clubs often sponsor groups of people with similar occupations to share their expertise and make an impact in countries around the world.