Rotary of West Seattle sponsoring young professional exchange to Russia
Rotary of West Seattle press release
ROTARY SPONSORS AN EXCHANGE IN RUSSIA (all expenses paid)
Applications due Oct. 22, 2012. Complete information and application forms are available at www.gse.rotary5030.org.
The Rotary clubs of greater Seattle are seeking business and professional people ages 25-40 to apply for a month-long cultural/vocational exchange program in 2013. An exchange with Western Russia will take place from late April 2013 to late May 2013.
The Group Study Exchange is a longstanding program of Rotary International. It offers an all-expense paid experience with home stays with Rotarian host-country families, vocational visits, and an opportunity to exchange ideas and customs with Russian counterparts. Applicants must live or work in Rotary District 5030, which covers all of King County and the communities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Mill Creek in Snohomish County. The exchange is not open to Rotarians or their lineal descendents.
Rotary Clubs the world over have worked towards advancing understanding, goodwill and peace since Rotary’s beginning in 1905. Local clubs are encouraging young business people to join these efforts by taking part in a month-long Group Study Exchange in Russia's District 2200. District 2200 comprises all of Western Russia, from the Arctic down to the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea. Our team will be in Russia from approximately April 27, 2013 to May 26th, 2013.
The exchange is designed to develop professional and leadership skills, and to better prepare participants to address the global needs of their own communities when they return. It’s a month-long program in which participants will travel throughout the district, engage in professional exchanges, and tour business and cultural facilities they would never see as a tourist. All costs are covered by Rotary**. Russian language proficiency is desirable but not an absolute requirement for participation.
Applications for team members are due by October 22,2012. Complete information and application forms are available at www.gse.rotary5030.org.