Rotary District 6540
  Northern Indiana 
               2013 GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE

 May 18th to June 15th, 2013 to


(Rotary District #1920) 

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a unique  cultural and vocational Rotary exchange. Return with new perspectives and fresh ideas understandings of different cultures,  commerce and governments,as well as rewarding skill-building opportunities and personal growth. 

Group Study Exchange is Rotary's premier inter-cultural educational program for young professionals and an excellent way for Rotarians to build goodwill and better understanding among cultures leading to a more peaceful world.  GSE exposes Rotary to non-Rotarian young professionals who often go on to join and serve Rotary during their lives.  A number of Rotary leaders had their first exposure to Rotary through GSE.  Program and international travel costs are paid by The Rotary Foundation.  Our district pays some of the expense for our outbound team including the team uniform and attendance at our district conference.  Our exchange partner district is responsible for all hosting of our team while in their district including internal transportation, all meals, all lodging, and activities.   Clubs within our district will be providing similar arrangements for our visiting teams.   Team members are young professionals between 25 and 40 years of age who live or work in our district.  They cannot be a Rotarian or immediate family member of a Rotarian.  There is almost no monetary cost to participate other than for gifts, a passport and visa if required, and costs of getting to and from the airport.