Oak Forest Rotary President John Keane was pleased to announce the team of professionals coming from Gujarat, India to share in a cultural and vocational exchange. "Our Rotary club is pleased and proud to be a sponsor for this very important exchange of ideas, said Keane". 

The GSE team is from Gujarat State, India,  Rotary District 3060
Team Leader is Rotarian Hetal Mehta

Team Members are:
Mrs. Arundhati Chafekar
Mrs. Karuna Advani
Ms. Pooja Khatiwala
Dr. Ajitknmar Ugale


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.