Rotary District 7170s Group Study Exchange (GSE) Committee is sToeeking qualified candidates for a cultural and vocational exchange with Taiwan from March 15, 2011, to April 14, 2011.

The exchange is for business and professional individuals between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their careers.

Rotary’s GSE provides travel grants for teams of four to five non Rotarians to exchange visits in paired areas of different countries. Led by a Rotarian from District 7170, the team experiences the host country’s culture and institutions, observes how their vocations are practiced abroad, develops personal and professional relationships and exchanges ideas.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States, be employed, reside in Broome, Cortland, Tompkins, Tioga, Delaware, Otsego or Delaware Counties, not be directly related to a Rotarian and be physically and mentally prepared for the rigorous travel schedule.

The Rotary Foundation provides each team member a round-trip airline ticket between Rotary District 7170 and Taiwan. Rotarians in the host  area provide meals, lodging and group travel within their district. Six days of preparation prior to the trip are scheduled.

Application forms are now being accepted and can be downloaded at: http://www.rotary.org/en/Service-AndFellowship/Fellowship/GroupStudyExchange/Pages/ ridefault.aspx. Application deadline is September 20, and should be sent to Terry Donlick at 147 Lick Street, Freeville, New York 13068.

For additional information and a copy of the GSE brochure, please visit the Rotary International website at Rotary.org or call Terry Donlick at 607-898-3370.

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