Group Study Exchange

An International Exchange Program for Young Professionals

[Application Form]

Rotary International-District 3810 is seeking outstanding zone professionals for goodwill exchange to Rotary International-District 6000, Iowa, USA scheduled to leave on April 8, 2006 as part of the Group Study Exchange program of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Through the program, teams of young professionals from two different countries exchange visits.

For four to six weeks, team members experience the way of life, customs, and vocational practices of another country, while sharing information about their homeland. The purpose of the Group Study Exchange program is to promote international understanding and goodwill through personal connection.

While abroad, team members stay in Rotarians’ homes and have the opportunity to meet their professional counterparts. They also give presentations to Rotary clubs and other groups about their home country.

The Rotary Foundation pays for round-trip airfare, and Rotary club members in the host country provide meals, lodging, and group travel in their district. Team members pay for personal and incidental expenses.

To be a candidate for a Group Study Exchange (GSE) team, you must currently be employed full-time in any recognized business or profession and must have worked in your vocational field for at least two years by the time of application. You must also remain in the workforce for a considerable amount of time after the exchange, so that the travel experience will have a significant impact on your professional career. You must be between the ages of 25 and 40 at the time of application and a citizen of the country in which you reside. You must either be employed or reside in the sending district.

Those interested in applying, complete and submit the application form on or before October 25, 2005 to either of the following addresses:

Ms. Beth Cervas
RC CEPZ Secretariat
c/o Bacao Restaurant
Bacao Diversion Road, Gen. Trias, Cavite
Tel: 884-0997
Ms. Marni Sy
RC CEPZ Secretary
c/o Timeless Trucking Service
Old Administration Bldg., Cavite Economic Zone, Rosario, Cavite
Tel: 971-2536

Before completing the application, please read the Group Study Exchange Brochure. This publication offers a general overview and the mission statement of the Group Study Exchange program. Candidates should be fully aware of the program’s eligibility criteria and objectives before applying.

For more information, please contact Past President Ismael “Maeng” Mercado at 0920-951-1605 or Past President Gabriel “Gabe” Trias at 0917-551-3160 or send an email to

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 1.2 million Rotary members in some 31,000 Rotary clubs in more than 165 countries.

[Application Form]


September 1, 2005

Sent above fax transmittal to 240 companies in Cavite Economic Zone on September 1, 2005 to promote RI's Group Study Exchange Program's search for team participants for goodwill exchange to Iowa, USA.