Rotary offers exchange program with India

Rotary offers exchange program with India A once in a lifetime opportunity! A life-changing learning experience! These are phrases past participants have used to describe Rotary International�s Group Study Exchange program.

Group Study Exchange (GSE) is an annual, unique educational experience that furthers international understanding by providing an opportunity for outstanding business and professional people to study another country, its people, its culture and its institutions. Each GSE team visits a Rotary district in another country for four weeks. Team members stay in the homes of Rotarians, if possible, and follow an itinerary of educational and cultural points of interest.

A Rotary District 5610 GSE team will visit District 3190 in south central India, in and near Bangalore, from mid January to mid February, 2006. The teams consist of four non-Rotarian professionals or business people and a Rotarian team leader. Candidates must be engaged in a recognized business or profession on a full-time basis for at least the past two years. Employers must give permission for the candidate to participate before the interview process. Candidates must be between the ages of 25-40 years and must live or work within the limits of Rotary District 5610 and its clubs (South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota, and northeastern Iowa). Applicants cannot be spouses or lineal descendants of current Rotary members. Applicants must be citizen of the United States of America. Applications must be received by your local Rotary clubs by Sept. 10.

District level interviews will likely be held on Saturday, Sept. 24. Applicants must be available to participate in the interview, with the time and location to be announced.

For an application form and/or local Rotary club information and contact person, please call District GSE Chairperson, Sue Peters at 507-829-6917 or suep@iw.net.

GSE applications are available to download at http://www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/gse/rotarian.html.

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