The Rotary Clubs of our area are seeking four outstanding young adults to visit Colombia for a month-long, expense-paid cultural exchange trip.  Sponsored by the Rotary Foundation, the Group Study Exchange team will travel throughout this part of the world from May 19th to June 15, 2012.

As ambassadors of Rotary, this group of young adults will visit our partner district in Colombia to share their personal, cultural and professional experiences with those they meet in that host country.

The purpose of a group study exchange is to promote international understanding and goodwill through person-to-person contact.  While abroad, team members stay in Rotarians’ homes and have the opportunity to meet their professional counterparts.  They will also give presentations to Rotary Clubs and other groups about our home country and local area.

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The Rotary Foundation provides round-trip airfare and local Rotarians in the host country provide meals, lodging and group travel in their district.  Team members are responsible only for their personal and incidental expenses.

People interested in applying must be between the ages of 25 and 40, and employed full time in a recognized business or profession for at least two years.  Applicants must live or be employed in Rotary District 7470 which is comprised of Morris, Essex, Warren and Sussex Counties, and the town of Bernardsville in Somerset County.  The deadline for application is March 1, 2012.

For further information or an application, please email Liz Colquhoun at: K1PTOO@verizon.net.

To learn more about Rotary in your community, visit www.rotarydistrict7470.org