New Generations Service Exchange Program

In Tasmania we offer a  New Generations Service Exchange (NGSE) program for students or young professionals between ages 18 and 30.

Travel to Brazil in  May 2017

We are offering a trip to  Brazil, Rotary District 4760, with an Agricultural Theme from 8th May – 9th June 2017   (mabe pushed out by 3 weeks) –  a five week Exchange for a team of 4 people. During their trip, in May, participants  will attend an Agricultural Fair in Brasila (close to Unai).

We are now seeking applicants –

Download an Application Form

Download a brochure

The professions  that fit with the agricultural exchange to Brazil include:

  • Accountant
  • Agricultural Food Scientist
  • Agronomist
  • Farm Manager
  • Irrigation Engineer
  • Livestock Manager
  • Merchandising
  • Plant Scientist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Veterinarian

 

In addition those associated with operations and management of aligned facilities such as abattoir, fish farms, agricultural tourism should also consider application

This list is by no means exhaustive as the reach of agriculture in Tasmania crosses many aligned industries and professions

 

Applications Close: Tuesday 24 March 2017
Team member interviews:
First team meeting:


Visitors from Brazil

  • Inbound Exchange from Brazil District 4760 also an Agricultural Theme) from 2nd April-6th May 2017 – five week Exchange. Inbound members will attend Agfest.

Participants are   Diego – Dairy Farming; Omar – Agronomy; Samoel – Coffee farming, finance, agricultural engineering; Caio – Cattle

We are looking for Vocation experiences for these participants

More Information from   Dennis Dwyer  (Longford)    0434 367 872

 

   Germany  2016

The Rotary New Generations Service Exchange program last  year provided students and
young dementia care professionals aged 19‐30  the opportunity to study their vocation in
Rotary District 1870 Germany.   Dementia care is a significant and growing health
issue worldwide and this program aims to support young adults in their
professional development in this field.

  • Rollover from last year: Ron Schwach (Banker) (an Inbound from District 1950 in Germany) arrived on 30 September and stayed through mid November 2016.  He was well received by Clubs in the Northwest; North; and South
  • Waiting to hear re: Inbound Team of Allied Health Professionals from same District who will attend our District Conference. Will arrive in early March 2017 for five weeks.

Tasmanians in  Thuringia

Thuringia is a state in central Germany known for its vast spans of forests punctuated with mountain peaks and medieval villages. Its capital is Erfurt, home of 8th-century Dom St. Marien, where Martin Luther, father of the Protestant Reformation, was ordained

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It was a first: Since last Thursday visited four young Australians the county. All are professionals in the Australian health system and experienced up to now, among other things, such as supervised and cared for people with dementia. At this international exchange program, the Rotary Club of Saalfeld and Rudolstadt are heavily involved.
The young carers from Tasmania worked a day active both in the AWO Saalfeld and in Thuringia clinic. Before the quartet his return competes in four weeks after Australia, it goes to Erfurt, Berlin, Weimar, Arnstadt and Würzburg.
The brief summary of the young Australians this afternoon: “It was in the short time much more than just talk shop! Powerful impressed us the Heidecksburg – especially the miniatures. But even a milk filling station was new territory. Now we are excited by practical experience on informing us in Erfurt Health Policy. The in the green center ‘at the AWO practiced day care was an interesting experience. ” Check on Facebook.

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Those participating were

  • Sophie Leslie – sponsored by the RC of Ulverstone
  • Steph Brake – sponsored by the RC of Launceston West
  • Kypler Cuanso – sponsored by the RC of Sandy Bay
  • Jess Tidey – sponsored by the RC of Burnie

Participants are

  • Studying or employed in the field of dementia care
  • Any professions that would benefit the Tasmanian dementia care industry
    through participation. Nurses, physiotherapists, speech pathologists,
    diversional therapists, carers, managers, facility designers, researchers etc.

Re-live  their trip via their facebook page.

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3 weeks ago

Auf Wiedersehen to our friend and NGSE from Germany Ron Schwach.
It was lovely meeting you. Enjoy the next leg of your trip, and see you again.
Also, thanks to Gill & Mike for hosting Ron's Farewell Lunch.
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4 months ago

Auf Wiedersehen to our friend and NGSE from Germany Ron Schwach.
It was lovely meeting you. Enjoy the next leg of your trip, and see you again.
Also, thanks to Gill & Mike for hosting Rons Farewell Lunch.

After a longer journey home than expected, I have now been safely back in Tasmania for over three weeks. It’s hard to believe that I was so recently in Germany; the warm weather, long days and new experiences.

Although the focus of our trip was to learn about dementia care in the German context, and this did provide a guide to our schedule, my most significant learning experiences came from our interactions as a team, emersion in German culture and the many generous Rotarians we met.

I was relieved to discover that many of our German hosts had some English language, and many were fluent. It was also a great benefit to travel with Sophie, who had much better German, and regularly took on the role of translator.

Like my team mates, I also took great pleasure in sampling MANY examples of traditional German fare. Our local hosts in each of our venues made sure that we had ample opportunity to sample the popular local dishes and alcoholic beverages. We quickly learned that beer at lunch, or even breakfast is not only acceptable, but advisable, even on a work day.

I really enjoyed our travels across the country side and the opportunity to visit so many beautiful, and unique little towns and cities. I was really impressed to see so many wind turbines across the country, and to learn that the German Government has committed to transitioning to entirely sustainable energy production.

On a whole my time in Germany was a brilliant experience and one I will fondly remember for many years to come.

Love to all of my German friends.

Jess
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8 months ago

After a longer journey home than expected, I have now been safely back in Tasmania for over three weeks. It’s hard to believe that I was so recently in Germany; the warm weather, long days and new experiences.

Although the focus of our trip was to learn about dementia care in the German context, and this did provide a guide to our schedule, my most significant learning experiences came from our interactions as a team, emersion in German culture and the many generous Rotarians we met.

I was relieved to discover that many of our German hosts had some English language, and many were fluent. It was also a great benefit to travel with Sophie, who had much better German, and regularly took on the role of translator.

Like my team mates, I also took great pleasure in sampling MANY examples of traditional German fare. Our local hosts in each of our venues made sure that we had ample opportunity to sample the popular local dishes and alcoholic beverages. We quickly learned that beer at lunch, or even breakfast is not only acceptable, but advisable, even on a work day.

I really enjoyed our travels across the country side and the opportunity to visit so many beautiful, and unique little towns and cities. I was really impressed to see so many wind turbines across the country, and to learn that the German Government has committed to transitioning to entirely sustainable energy production.

On a whole my time in Germany was a brilliant experience and one I will fondly remember for many years to come.

Love to all of my German friends.

Jess

For our German friends who showed so much interest in the Tasmanian Devil.

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AWWW. Here is a little Tassie Devil enjoying a tummy rub and tickles from Tim Faulkner, a conservationist who works with the Australian Reptile Park and Devil Ark.
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8 months ago

The NGSE Program to Germany certainly has been a unique experience. I think Sophie, Jess, Steph, and myself have all agreed that we would not have experienced what we had if we would have gone there as regular tourists.

Similar to Steph, I think one of the biggest highlights of the trip was meeting the people we have met. Up to now, I am still grateful and amazed at the hospitality our German host families have shown us — there we were, strangers from the opposite side of the world, but still welcomed and treated like family.

German food has not gone unnoticed, too. I could not have described it as comprehensive and remarkable as Sophie’s. From the thorough breakfasts to the sausage barbecues, all have been incredibly enjoyable. My mouth almost always waters at the sound of the words suffixed with “–wurst”, and what about horseradish and (excuse me for forgetting the term) that pork dish baked with dough around it. The list is exhaustive.

The vocational part is as equally interesting. Coming from different professions but having one common learning interest (Dementia care), it was easy for each one of us to get a good impression of how this particular field of healthcare is implemented in Germany. Nursing homes from different areas were run uniquely different from one another, but there was a common denominator that stood out to me — that is, the focus on leisure and lifestyle activities and/or occupational therapies which ultimately takes a significant fraction in promoting quality-of-life. From pet therapy to music therapy, reminiscing activities to group exercises, indoor cafes to indoor bus stops, all have given us a good insight. Discussions about how private insurance, government subsidy, and family co-payments also painted a clearer picture in terms of how the services are being funded in aged care. Furthermore, the trips we had to hospitals, hospice care, and adult day-care centres were as essential. Dementia care after all is never just concentrated inside a residential aged-care facility but across the board.

I’m sure all of us had way more than a few things learned from the vocational experience we are excited to bring back to our own workplaces. Overall, this trip is worthy to be called a “trip of a lifetime”. Almost a month after, and I still daydream of the days we had in Germany.

Vielen Dank — Kyp
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8 months ago

The NGSE Program to Germany certainly has been a unique experience. I think Sophie, Jess, Steph, and myself have all agreed that we would not have experienced what we had if we would have gone there as regular tourists.

Similar to Steph, I think one of the biggest highlights of the trip was meeting the people we have met. Up to now, I am still grateful and amazed at the hospitality our German host families have shown us — there we were, strangers from the opposite side of the world, but still welcomed and treated like family.

German food has not gone unnoticed, too. I could not have described it as comprehensive and remarkable as Sophie’s. From the thorough breakfasts to the sausage barbecues, all have been incredibly enjoyable. My mouth almost always waters at the sound of the words suffixed with “–wurst”, and what about horseradish and (excuse me for forgetting the term) that pork dish baked with dough around it. The list is exhaustive.

The vocational part is as equally interesting. Coming from different professions but having one common learning interest (Dementia care), it was easy for each one of us to get a good impression of how this particular field of healthcare is implemented in Germany. Nursing homes from different areas were run uniquely different from one another, but there was a common denominator that stood out to me — that is, the focus on leisure and lifestyle activities and/or occupational therapies which ultimately takes a significant fraction in promoting quality-of-life. From pet therapy to music therapy, reminiscing activities to group exercises, indoor cafes to indoor bus stops, all have given us a good insight. Discussions about how private insurance, government subsidy, and family co-payments also painted a clearer picture in terms of how the services are being funded in aged care. Furthermore, the trips we had to hospitals, hospice care, and adult day-care centres were as essential. Dementia care after all is never just concentrated inside a residential aged-care facility but across the board.

I’m sure all of us had way more than a few things learned from the vocational experience we are excited to bring back to our own workplaces. Overall, this trip is worthy to be called a “trip of a lifetime”. Almost a month after, and I still daydream of the days we had in Germany.

Vielen Dank — Kyp

Comment on Facebook

That looks fantastic! Hoping something similar comes up it would be amazing to be a part of!

Beautifully written Kyp. I find myself daydreaming too! 💭

 


 Previous Programs

Turkey Team Program  2014 -2015

Rotary District 2430  hosted young Tasmanian professionals  visiting conservation and excavation works at archaeological cities in Turkey, primarily the ancient Lycia in the southwest of Turkey.

The team   and their sponsoring Rotary Clubs (RC) -.

Hannah  Atkins, Engineer  RC Deloraine
Tara Broun, Architect, RC Latrobe
Damien Dry, Engineer RC Burnie
Kate Jones, Town Planner, RC Launceston & Salamanca

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The group pictured in Launceston before their departure.

 

A Newspaper Report from Turkey

A message from Pinar regarding the photo which was part of an article in a Turkish newspaper.
“Today I obtained an information that I thought you would be interested in. I saw a news about the NGSE outbound team on a national newspaper. Here is the link;

http://www.milliyet.com.tr/avustralyali-ogrenciler-eregli-…/

It is in Turkish obviously but here is a little summary for you, explaining the news. It is talking about the trip of the outbound team to one of the places in north of Turkey. And the rotary meeting they attended. There was an interesting guest that was invited to the meeting actually. He was the son of a Canakkale war veteran. He talked about the memories his father has. And Damien also explained the importance of the war to your country, and how you appreciate Ataturk’s attitude towards Anzacs.

Also the inbound team made their presentations about Tasmania in all aspects and finished the presentation with a warm invitation to Tasmania:)
Finally, the governors explained how they were satisfied and happy to have Australian guests in our country, and want to continue having the exchange program. And continue with the theme about women next year.

When I saw the news, I thought it will be nice sharing it with you:)”

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Exchanging banners at the Karadeniz Eregli Rotary Club

 

 Follow their trip on facebook

 

Tasmanian Incoming  team Program

A two week vocational placement was organised in Tasmania during March – April  2015

Turkey has sent:

Yesim Coskun  Landscape  Architecture.  Works as an architect in Istabul..  Rotaract member
Pinar Berberoglu Civil  Engineering;  Hydropower Engineering
Ece Akcoy   Civil Construction Engineering
Ahmet  Kurada  Electrical Engineer

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Turkish NGSE Team about to return home after a very full three weeks in Tassie

The visit was  framed around the interests and experience of the exchange team and the participants were placed with appropriate Tasmanian organisations..

Download information leaflet (pdf)

 

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