One of the many interesting functions that we participate in as Rotarians is something called the Group Study Exchange (GSE) where visiting Rotarians from around the world can spend up to 4 weeks visiting other countries in a cultural and vocational exchange experience.
This past week our club hosted a group of folks, 3 men and 2 women, from India as part of the GSE experience. My wife and I hosted the 2 ladies. They stayed at our guest house and got to experience a little of Dignowity Hill.
It was a whirlwind event as the team did some sight seeing, visited with other Rotarians in SA and did some Fiesta time as well. For Barb and I it was a unique experience to get to meet and know Kohlia and Nevedita and exchange ideas of our cultures, work and lifestyles. Kohila is a history teacher was very interested in our educational system. We spent time with her as she visited and toured Bowden Elementary School in Dignowity for a couple of hours. Nevi is a psychologist and was interested in learning about the delivery of mental health services.
The team left San Antonio this afternoon and moved on to San Marcos where they will continue their visit in Texas. Their time with us was way too short to really get to know them but we are richer for having them come into our lives even for a micro span of time.
|Kohila and Nevi|
|Kohila, Barb and Nevi|
|Fellow Rotarian Kyle Contreras with our guests and Barb|
|Rotarian Byron Miller with our Indian guests, Murall, Muthu and Madhavan|
|Rotarians enjoying Brunch at Caroline's House|
|Presentation by our Indian Guests|