I'll be heading to Uganda and Ethiopia for the month of April, thanks to Rotary District 5950, which is sponsoring this Group Study Exchange. Essentially a vocational and cultural exchange for young professionals (ages 25-40), a small group of us (pictured below) -- all non-Rotarians -- will be hosted by a number of Rotary Clubs in each country, presenting at each one, and staying with Rotarian families along the way. I've been duly warned that our days will be jam-packed with activities, like visiting northern Uganda, where Rotary International and USAID have established a collaborative effort to implement water, sanitation, and hygiene projects, enabling internally displaced persons to return to their home villages. I imagine we'll also tour a few coffee and tea plantations, given their importance to the regional economy. Beyond that, your guess is as good as mine! We were each asked to describe our professional and educational backgrounds, as well as our general interests, to help the host clubs develop an itinerary, so I expect the exchange to be a rich array of experiences.