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Share our Excitement & Join our Journey

Welcome to the travel blog of Rotary District 5580's Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team which will embark on an exciting five week goodwill / vocational exchange to Nagoya, Japan in November, 2009.

Here, our hybrid American-Canadian team of enthusiastic and adventurous young professionals, along with our lovely, talented and fearless team leader, will share cultural experiences and engage in unique vocational learning opportunities.

If you have come to this site, you are likely: a Rotarian, family member, friend or colleague of one of the team members, or... are just plain blog-curious. Either way, we encourage you to check our site often to learn about us, follow our progress as a team and of course, keep in touch as we explore Japan.

We thank Rotary in advance for the adventure of a life time and to all readers, we invite you to share our excitement and join our journey.


GSE Team Japan 2009








GSEチーム ジャパン 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

"Livin' It Up At The Hotel California... I mean Hotel Tokyu" (By Rosie)

Based on the following blogs, we clearly had a weekend to remember. I think I can say for all of us that we’ve never laughed as hard as we did than during our TWO… count them TWO… Karaoke episodes this weekend. We had so much fun with the GSE committee members at our first experience that we just had to do it again. And fortunately for you, no videos will be posted… our singing voices will be staying in Japan (Sorry Japan!). However, I will tell you that EVERYONE (including Ben) got in on the singing…and dancing!


  1. Your friends, fellow GSE'ers, family, and Rotarians back home are all DELIGHTED to witness your adventure via this blog! At the Foundation Committee meeting last Friday, the whole room was captivated by the pictures, video, stories, and our embellishments...

    We look forward to welcoming you home soon!


  2. I was reading Cross Currents newsletter and clicked on the link for your blog. What fun to read about your experiences. You are all building good will and better friendships on this earth. Thank you.
    Vicki Holisky-Crets
    North Shore Rotary