Program

NGSE - New Generations Service Exchange

The New Generations Service Exchange is the most recent of the programs included in the Fifth Way of Action of Rotary International dedicated to New Generations and is aimed at "Young Adults", with the purpose of supporting them in their professional development and social interests, by providing the opportunity to learn about and experience the way of life, education system and business world of another country.

The NGSE program offers individual experiences, ideal for high school graduates or newly graduated university students, carefully selected by Rotary, based on their academic and professional profiles. With this program, the participants experience everyday life in another country through work experiences in different local realities, giving them a deeper awareness of themselves, others and the world. At the same time, families, guest districts and the whole community are culturally enriched by participation in the project and by friendly contact with people of different cultures and experiences.

The program offers the opportunity to participate as an "observer", without any form of remuneration, in significant business (and professional) realities of the hosting District.

New Generations Program

The NGSE program offers individual experiences, ideal for high school graduates or newly graduated university students, and gives the possibility to support young adults in developing their vocation or social interest. With this program, the participants experience everyday life in another country through unpaid work experiences, in significant business realities of the hosting District, giving them a deeper awareness of themselves, others and the world.

Rotary Organization

Rotary offers a complete organization service, with particular attention to matching the applicant with companies and host families. Matches with companies are suggested based essentially on the participant's course of study.

Exchange Countries

Worldwide (USA, Canada, South America, Taiwan, Mexico, South Africa, Europe ...) but the destination depends on the availability and résumé of the candidate. The preferences expressed as destination country are taken into consideration even if, for organizational reasons and in consideration of the academic and professional profile of the young person, alternative goals may be proposed.

Requirements for Participation

Participants are from 18 to 30 years old, and must be enrolled in university courses or have earned an equivalent degree or diploma. Participants must be residents in the territory of the Rotary Districts 2041-2042, which include Milan, the Northern part of the Province of Milan and the Provinces of Bergamo, Como, Lecco, Monza, Sondrio, Varese and must always be presented by a Rotary Club, even if their membership in Rotary is not required. Participants are required to have a good knowledge of the language of the exchange country and / or of the English language and a good academic and / or professional résumé. The NGSE program lasts for one to three months, depending on the availability of the hosting companies. The length of internship must be defined with the hosting District before the start of the exchange.

How to participate and how much it costs

The total cost of participating in the program is Euro 800.00, including medical insurance. Euro 400.00 must be paid when the application form is sent in; this is a non-refundable contribution; the balance of Euro 400.00 must be paid upon acceptance of participation in the program. The cost of the roundtrip shall be borne by the participant. The program participant will stay in host families identified by Rotary or, upon request, at private facilities. Any costs incurred for board and lodging at private facilities will be at his/her expense. All participants should be sponsored by a Rotary Club. The cost of sponsoring the Club shall pay is Euro 400.00.
All participants should be sponsored by a Rotary Club. The cost of sponsoring the Club shall pay is Euro 400.00.

Requests to Participate

The requests to participate shall be submitted exclusively by email, to ngse.2041.2@gmail.com, using the Application Form below. The request must necessarily be accompanied by a copy of the bank transfer, covering administration fees, for an amount of Euro 400,00, credited to the bank account, IBAN code: IT65 O030 6909 6061 0000 0168 862, in the name of “Rotary 2041-2042 NGSE", stating in the object the name of the applicant and the initials" NGSE "with the year of the application (eg: Mark Phillips - NGSE 2020).

>Download the Institutional leaflet of the NGSE program<

For more information, please write to Ms. Rosmunda D'Alessandro at the E-mail address: ngse.2041.2@gmail.com