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Mini Group Study Exchange (MGSE)

 The 2024 MGSE will take place in Lüdenscheid, Germany,
between Sunday 18th August and Sunday 25th August

Mini Group Study Exchange

Are you aged between 18-25, looking to broaden your horizons, are interested in international cooperation, would like to be an ambassador for Canterbury Rotary and improve your CV – all at the same time?

What is the MGSE?

The Rotary Club of Canterbury has established contact Clubs in four European Countries: France (St Quentin), Belgium (Leuven), Germany (Lüdenscheid) and Holland (Leiden). The Clubs meet each year by rotation in one of the five countries and undertake a number of joint ventures.

One of the activities is the annual Mini Group Study Exchange (MGSE), where each club arranges for two young people from each of the member towns to meet together for a week of social, cultural and educational activities. The purpose is to learn more of each other and their countries and to establish friendships, which often last for many years.

In 2024 it is taking place in the German town of Lüdenscheid

What happens?

Each year our Club invites applicants via our website and other social media and then selects two ‘ambassadors’ to attend. The annual exchange usually takes place in August/September.

Travelling expenses are paid by Canterbury Rotary Club and ‘ambassadors’ will stay with a Rotarian family during the week.

Who can apply?
If you are between 18 and 25 years of age, from the Canterbury area and able to demonstrate that you can benefit from this wonderful opportunity to mix with people from different nations and cultures, then you are welcome to apply. You are asked to demonstrate the following:

  1. Aged 18-25
  2. Live, work or study in Canterbury
  3. Willingness to act as an ‘ambassador’ for the Rotary Club of Canterbury. Knowledge of Rotary’s aims and objectives will be an advantage.
  4. Ability to show an aptitude for mixing with similar young people from the other four European Pentangular countries.
  5. Ability to describe your hoped for outcomes from the experience.
  6. Willingness to come back to a Rotary Club meeting to recount their experiences during the week away.
  7. Have a valid UK passport allowing unimpeded entry to EU countries.
What does it cost?The event costs the participants nothing other than their personal spending money. The Rotary Club of Canterbury contributes directly to the registration and participation costs.

The deadline for applications is Friday 10th May 2024

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