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Group Study Exchange

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.In a typical four-week tour, applicants participate in five full days of vocational visits, 15 to 20 club presentations, 10 to 15 formal visits and social events, two to three days at the district conference, three to four hours per day of cultural and site tours, and three to four hours per day of free time with host families.

For each team member, the Foundation provides the most economical round-trip airline ticket between the home and host countries. Rotarians in the host area provide for meals, lodging, and group travel within their district.

2013 Delegation from Bolivia

This year’s GSE team is from Bolivia and will visit Statesboro between April 30 and depart after
the Downtown Rotary Club meeting on May 2nd.  Scroll down for more information about the delegation's visit.

RSVP for the reception at the GSU Wildlife Center on April 30th. Flight show begins at 6:30pm. Dinner at 7:15.

Reception RSVP

GSE 2013 Bolivia Delegation


Teresa Adachi

I am President of Rotary Club Pirai for the term 2012- 2013, and the “Youngest Rotarian President in Bolivia” at age of 24 and leads the first young Rotarian club created in Bolivia due to Rotary’s New Generations Avenue of Service. I have experience working in the field of Information Technology designing and developing websites for international and local clients working as project coordinator and rising to become the Sales and Marketing Manager at the company ALTRA. I look forward in visiting IT companies that can provide me some tips and tricks that will help me innovate and improve my work methodologies.


Ruth Anivarro

I  work with satellite imagery developing map for integrated land use management plans, developing and monitoring protected areas, safe water and life quality improvement, wood and non-wood resources. In a very near future we will begin the monitoring program for the dry forest tropical region which includes water resources. I am very interested in learning new ways to work with satellite imagery and its technologies. As a personal goal, I want to learn everything that Georgia has to offer and to understand more about the Rotarian community.



Afnan Agramont


I am an environmental engineer who currently works for the non profit organization Engineers in Action. I am passionate about rural development, potable water, sanitation, air pollution and climate change.







Andrea Prieto

I have spent over 10 years in watershed management and always work to expand my hands in the social and community development areas of my field. I consider myself a well-grounded professional that is interested in the implementation of watershed projects and tools to improve the protection, restoration of river corridors for the long term sustainability of water for rural towns and villages. My area of expertise is in watershed management. I am well aware of the Bolivian reality when it comes to keeping natural water resources sustainable. I am also very interested in residual waste water systems and the technical management at a watershed level.





Tuesday 30th April

10:30 Arrive from Savannah

11:45 Pickup at hotel

12:00 Lunch – City Hall. City Officials and Rotary Representative

1:00   City of Statesboro – Water Treatment/Reclamation and GIS Projects

4:30   Return to hotel

6:00   Pickup

6:30   Evening Rotary Reception @ GSU Wildlife Center

8:30   Return to hotel


Wednesday May 1

 9:00   Hotel pickup & driving tour of GSU

10:00  Dr.Soloiu:  room 1103 in Engineering Building– Bio fuels development

11:30  Lunch @ GSU,  Student Union

1:00    GSU  -  Christian Flathman: Pittman Hall. Marketing innovation


1:00    GSU -   Marv Mills: DFS Conf room 1055, Water reclamation, LEED, and sustainability at GSU

4:00  Return to hotel        

Dinner – casual @ TBD


Thursday May 2

6:45     Hotel Check-out

7:00     Downtown Rotary Club Breakfast & Presentation

8:30     Depart for Augusta

10:00 Transfer to August at Holiday Inn

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