A team of four young representatives and a team leader from Nepal will be arriving in Birmingham, UK on September 21 for the Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange program. The final representatives faced tough competition for the selection as there was over 30 interested applications for the program. During their one month long stay in the UK, the representatives from Nepal will be responsible for representing our country with the highest possible dignity, pride and conviction. Not only that, they will also be taking back incalculable experience, knowledge and memories with them back to Nepal. The team constitutes of following people; Nugal Vaidya, Suyesh Pradhan, Roshani Shrestha, Shreshna Basnet and Dipika Shreshta.
About the program
The Rotary Foundation’s Group Study Exchange (GSE) program is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for businesspeople and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their careers. The program provides travel grants for teams to exchange visits in paired areas of different countries. For four to six weeks, team members experience the host country’s culture and institutions, observe how their vocations are practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange ideas.
Similarly, five Seattle-ites also traveled to Nepal for a four weeks exchange program back in December 2011. The group arrived on the 11th December after a two-day long journey and managed to travel Pokhara, Butwal, Lumbini, Chitwan, Birgunj, Dharan and Biratnagar. Those are just some of the key places. It’s always interesting to view Nepal from a Western perspective, check out their photo-blog by clicking here.