Group Study Exchange Professionals (Aired on 7/23/10)
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International professionals from the Hudson Valley and Taiwan describe their experiences after participating in Rotary International’s exciting professional exchange program, called Group Study Exchange (GSE), in 2010. The program was taped on site at Rotary District 7210’s annual Conference in May, 2010 in front of an audience of Conference attendees. Rotary International’s GSE program pairs Rotary districts around the world and provides all travel expenses for a team of non-Rotarians (with a Rotarian Team Leader) from a variety of vocations. Rotarian hosts organize a four to six week itinerary of educational, vocational, and cultural points of interest, and participants learn how their profession is practiced in other countries. Since 1965, more than 52,000 individuals (almost 12,000 teams) from 102 countries have participated. With the exception of the Team Leader, each participant must be between the ages of 25 and 40 and have at least two year’s experience in his/her profession.