Chance for young professionals to explore fresh horizons

13th September 2017 3:00 AM
MEMBERS of the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour are seeking young professionals to be part of a Group Study Exchange Team to visit Uganda in April/May 2018. MEMBERS of the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour are seeking young professionals to be part of a Group Study Exchange Team to visit Uganda in April/May 2018. Rotary International

MEMBERS of the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour are seeking young professionals to be part of a Group Study Exchange Team to visit Uganda in April/May 2018.

The program is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for young business and professional men and women in the early years of their careers and is designed to develop their professional and leadership skills.

On offer are visits to observe vocations as practised in another country, as well as impacting on team members' long-term careers through exchange of ideas, cultural experiences - people, languages, diversity and institutions- and fellowship opportunities.

While abroad, team members stay in Rotarians' homes and have the opportunity to meet their professional counterparts. They also gain experience in public speaking through presentations to local Rotary Clubs and other groups about their experiences and home country.

The cost of the exchange is approximately $2000 depending on the cost of the airfares and other essentials and is paid by the successful applicants while their nominating Rotary club covers the cost of a team blazer and the balance of the economy airfares as advised. The host country provides meals, lodging and group travel whilst the team members are in their district. Team members would pay for personal and incidental expenses.

Young men and between the ages of 25 and 40 who are interested in applying should be employed full time in a business or profession and they must live or be employed in the Coffs Harbour district.

For an application, please contact Robert Avery from the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour on 0419413471. Applications are due by October 13.