Developing international friendships through the Open World Program

By Carolyn Feuille, District 5190 International Service Chair and member of the Rotary Club of Nevada City, California                         In September 2014, when my Rotary Club of Nevada City decided to apply for the Open World program and host a visiting delegation from Kazakhstan in 2015, we really didn’t know what we were getting into. … More Developing international friendships through the Open World Program

Building international relationships through Open World

By Bill Bracken, Past President of the Rotary Club of Mid-Cities Pacesetters, Texas, USA  There are many ways that Rotary promotes international understanding and goodwill, but the Open World Program is the one that our club enjoys the most. The Open World Program brings delegations of six to eight young professionals from former Soviet Republics … More Building international relationships through Open World

Exploring economic development in Alaska through the Open World program

By Natalia Kunzer, Open World Program Officer In May, I had the opportunity to observe an Open World Program prepared by the Rotary clubs of Homer-Kachemak Bay and Anchorage International in Alaska. Clubs hosted a Russian delegation of six participants for an eight-day program focused on “Regional Economic Development with emphasis on Sustainable Fishery and … More Exploring economic development in Alaska through the Open World program

Open World Program makes an impact in Ukraine

By Wes Granger and Christopher DiRosa, Open World Program Participants In June 2017, with the help of the Rotary Club of Longmont in Colorado, USA, and in partnership with the non-profit, The Inclusion Collective, we along with three other community members from Colorado volunteered in Kiev, Ukraine, in specialized settings for children with disabilities. By … More Open World Program makes an impact in Ukraine

Promoting world peace through the Open World Program

By Natalia Kunzer, Open World Program Officer Rotarians from Parker, Colorado, recently participated in the Open World Program by hosting six delegates from Ukraine. Ukrainian visitors explored the Fire Department, EMT Management and Volunteerism hosting theme during their 8-day stay in Parker. Rotarian Alvaro Pizoni, a long-time supporter of the Open World Program, lead the … More Promoting world peace through the Open World Program