2002-11-09 / Community

Rotary Group Study Exchange Goes To France

Under a program known as the Group Study Exchange Program, Rotary International has been sending young professional and businessmen and women to foreign countries for various cultural and vocational opportunities. The Group Study Exchange program has been to many different countries, some of which include; Japan, Australia, Germany, India, Portugal, Argentina, Brazil, New Zealand, and the Philippines. The program was first established by the Charitable Arms of Rotary International in 1977. Rotary International provides the participants with travel grants for students to exchange visits between different countries. Study and experience the host country’s institutions, ways of life, observe their own vocations as practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange ideas.

To qualify for the program the applicant must have a minimum of two years experience in the field which they are working. They must be between the ages of 25 and 40 years and must be a resident of or work in Brooklyn, Queens, or Nassau County.

The Rockaway Rotary Club is processing an application for the program from Anthi Psaltakis. Ms. Psaltkis is the assistant administrator of Park Nursing Home and is currently pursuing her master’s degree. Her supervisor, Patrick Russel, is the Director of Park Nursing Home and the vice president of the Rockaway Rotary Club. If selected she will join the Rotary’s Group Study Exchange team which will spend four weeks in the District of Lorraine, France from April 1st to the 28th, 2003.

If you are interested in the Group Study Exchange Program contact Chairman John J. Howley at (718)-945-2700 or Rockaway Rotary President Mike Arons at (718)-471-1000.

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