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Gabor selected for international exchange program

April 14, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Dr. Olivia Gabor, an associate professor of foreign languages at Western Michigan University, has been selected for Rotary International's Group Study Exchange program, which promotes exchanges between the United States and foreign countries.

Gabor is part of a team of five people from Southwest Michigan who will be speaking in various German cities in May and to Michigan Rotary Clubs, as well.

The Group Study Exchange program of the Rotary Foundation is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for young business and professional men and women. It provides travel grants for teams to exchange visits between paired areas in different countries.

For four to six weeks, team members experience the host country's institutions and ways of life, observe their own vocations as practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships and exchange ideas. Local Rotarians in the host area provide for meals, lodging and group travel within their district.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 269 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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