Take part in the trip of a lifetime

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YOUNG professionals are invited to apply for the trip of a lifetime.

Rotary Clubs in the North East are looking for a team to take part in their Group Study Exchange (GSE) scheme.

The GSE aims to allow young professional people – aged 25-39 – to visit and experience another country, get fully immersed in its life and culture and to improve their vocational skills.

Echo reporter Jane O’Neill has just come home from a month-long trip to Brazil, which was the return leg of a two-part exchange scheme organised and fully funded by Rotary International.

She said: “I had an incredible time in Brazil and can honestly say it was a life-changing experience. I would urge anyone who thinks they might be interested to apply for the 2013 scheme.”

The 67 Rotary Clubs in the North East of England all take part in the scheme and each club can nominate prospective members of the four-person team.

The next GSE project will see a team of four young professionals from Bulgaria arrive in the North East in October and then a British team from our region return next May.

Anyone interested in taking part should contact their nearest Rotary club. To find out more, visit www.rotary.org.