by Mike Sula
The local Rotary International District 6450 is accepting applications for its annual month-long Group Study Exchange in May; four to six participants will travel to the west central coast of Mexico—extending from Guadalajara on the south to Culican on the north—to observe how their vocations are practiced in that area.
According to the Rotary Foundation, "The objective of this vocational and cultural exchange is to develop professional and leadership skills among young adults so that they can address the needs of their communities and an increasingly global workplace."
Applications are due this Friday October 2. To be considered, you must be a U.S. citizen aged 25 to 40 and not be a Rotarian or related to one; you also have to be employed full time and have your employer's written permission to take a month off for the program.
The Rotary Foundation provides a round-trip plane ticket, and Rotarians in the host area provide for meals, lodging, and group travel within their district. Participants must buy their own health insurance for the time abroad.