Group Study Exchange

Group Study Exchange: Broaden Your Career Horizons


The Group Study Exchange (GSE) 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 travel grants for teams to exchange visits in paired areas of different countries. For four to six 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 four-week tour, applicants participate in five full days of vocational visits, 15 to 20 club presentations, 10 to 15 formal visits and social events, two to three days at the 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.

For each team member, the Foundation provides the most economical round-trip airline ticket between the home and host countries. Rotarians in the host area provide for meals, lodging, and group travel within their district.

If you are interested please follow the link below for details.

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“It was a fantastic, life changing experience!

“The GSE program is really so amazing and I really hope that it continues to provide opportunities for those who would otherwise never have had the journey.

“After meeting some very like-minded individuals in Georgia I was invited to become the first Aussie member of the Rotary E-Club of the South! I have just been inducted and plan to couple this with intermittent face-to-face meetings in Perth clubs.

“I am in Perth now completing my Masters and working as planned. I thank the Rotary Club of Broome for their support and encouragement to take this opportunity. I definitely made the most of it and am now proud to be part of the Rotary family.”

Sarah Farrell, Broome participant in the 2012 Group Study Exchange to Georgia, USA.

Jaime’s Off to Switzerland

Our nominee for the 2013 Group Study Exchange, Jaime Vidler, has been successful in gaining a place on the team. That’s great news for Jaime and great news for Broome Rotary: It’s the second year running that our nominee has been selected to fill one of the limited spots available in a Group Study Exchange tour.

Jaime, an art teacher at Broome Senior High School, is pictured with School Principal Saeed Amin. Her four-week tour to Switzerland will be conducted during April and May, 2013.

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