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West Somerset Railway welcomes Rotary Group Study Exchange on board.

(07/05/2011 @ 16:58:00)

The West Somerset Railway was honoured to welcome a Rotary Group Study Exchange to the railway on Saturday 7th May 2011.

The team from St Maarten/St Martin/Aguilla are headed by Team Leader Rebecca Low includes Valda Woodley-Hazel, Sabrina Charles, Mae Webster and Rosina Romeo. The team members are all young professionals from the Hospitality and Tourism sector and are spending May 2011 in Devon and Somerset. 

The Rotary Foundationís 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.

The group had a tour of Minehead Railway Station finished off with a steam train ride from Minehead to Watchet.

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