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Eagle Valley Rotary Clubs seek applicants for exchange program

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Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – The Eagle Valley Rotary Clubs are seeking young professionals ages 25 to 40 to apply to visit Alsace, France, from March 26 to April 23. The trip is sponsored by Rotary District 5470 and the Group Study Exchange program of The Rotary International Foundation.

The program strives to improve international understanding by enabling people from different countries to learn from each other. The concept involves exchanging teams of business and professional persons for a month-long tour.

While in France, team members will visit their professional counterparts, observe their hosts’ way of life during home stays, and study the hosting country’s economic, social and cultural characteristics through travel and discussions.

Coordinating the search for team members from the Eagle Valley is local Rotarian Rob Schilling, who can be reached at 970-390 0705 or by e-mail at robfromvail@earthlink.net. The local deadline for completed applications is Sept. 25, and district interviews will be held Oct. 23-24 in Salida. Applicants must be between the ages of 25 and 40 at the time of departure, involved in a business or profession and cannot be a Rotarian, nor related to/ married to a Rotarian.

Applications and more information is available on the Rotary District 5470 website, http://www.Rotary5470.org and at http://www.rotary.org/en/serviceandfellowship/fellowship/groupstudyexchange

More than 30,000 persons from 115 countries have participated in the Group Study Exchange program since its inception in 1965. To date, The Rotary International Foundation has expended in excess of $50 million for GSE tours.

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