Rotary seeks business professionals for exchange with Czech Republic, Slovakia

Rotary International’s Group Study Exchange (GSE) is a unique educational experience that furthers international understanding by providing an opportunity for 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.

Travel and living expenses are covered during the exchange by The Rotary Foundation, Rotarians and Rotary District 5960.

A Rotary District 5960 GSE team will visit Rotary District 2240 in the Czech Republic and Slovakia May 4 – June 1, 2013.  The focus of the exchange will be public policy, public health and economic development.

The teams will consist of four non-Rotarian professional 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 25-45 years and must live or work within the limits of Rotary District 5960 and its clubs (St Paul, southeastern and central MN, parts of western Wisconsin).  Applicants cannot be spouses or lineal descendants of current Rotary members.  Applicants must be citizens of the United States of America.

All applications must be received by your local Rotary Club by October 15, 2012.

District level interviews will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10. For an application form and/or local Rotary club information and contact person, please call Jingle Mahan at 651/636-9054 or jingle@rotary5960.org.

GSE applications available for downloading at (follow the links to service and fellowship and click on the Group Study Exchange link): http://www.rotary.org/en/serviceandfellowship/fellowship/GroupStudyexchange/Pages/ridefault.aspx.

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