Rotary District 6690
Group Study Exchange

Sorocaba, Brazil

This is a wonderful opportunity for a qualified applicant in your community who would like to travel to Brazil in May 2016. If selected, they will travel as a member of a Rotary Group Study Exchange (GSE) team with expenses and travel paid by the Rotary District 6690 Coordinating Clubs. This will be a professional and vocational experience of a lifetime. Team members will see how Rotary is changing lives in the world. Act now to take advantage of this opportunity or share this information with a young professional who can take advantage of this outstanding opportunity. Go find someone to share this opportunity with.

What is GSE?

The Rotary 6690 GSE Revival program is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for business people and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their careers. The program provides funding for a team made up of a Rotarian leader and four members to exchange visits in paired areas of different countries. For three weeks, team members experience the host country’s culture and institutions, observe how their vocations are practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange ideas.

In a typical three week tour, applicants participate in five full days of vocational visits, up to ten partner club presentations, numerous more formal visits and social events, two days  at the partner club’s district conference, three to four hours per day of cultural and site tours, and three to four hours per day of free time with host families. The experience is unforgettable

For each team member, the District 6690 GSE Revival Coordinating Clubs provide the most economical round-trip airline ticket between the home and host country and will pay for insurance, visas, and approved miscellaneous items. Rotarians in the host area provide for meals, lodging, and group travel within their district.

Interested parties should complete a GSE team member application and return it by email ([email protected]) or by postal mail to GSE Coordinating Chair, 77 South Cassady Avenue, Bexley Ohio 43209.

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The Rotary Club of Whitehall-Bexley, Ohio, is one of the 34,000 clubs of Rotary International, an organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

We are a group of community and business leaders who meet weekly and undertake local and international service projects to address some of the most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, environmental threats, illiteracy, and violence. We also also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other adults.

All of our efforts take into consideration the Rotary motto: Service Above Self.

Our membership is open to community leaders, without regard to gender, politics, religion, culture, race, or creed.