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Three ECSU students granted educational trip to India

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Posted at 9:21 PM, Jun 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-26 21:21:04-04

Elizabeth City, NC., – Elizabeth City State University has granted three students a trip to India.

Since May, Daniel Nobles, Dwayne Ponton, and Kiana Rivers have been in India learning about the traditions, food and economy of the region they selected to be in.

Each housed by an Indian family, the students will be able to come back to their school knowing how to read, write, and speak the language of the region they were housed in.

Along with learning the culture, they will commit themselves to helping the community through 50 community service hours, and a research paper about what they learned during their stay.

Even though these students are enjoying a trip away from home, this is still an educational experience sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Consortium Center of Academic Excellence (MAC-CAE) program. This program is also supported by another group called the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) of the Department of Defense funds.

These programs help grant students like these three to take a trip to South Asia to explore the life of an unfamiliar territory. They particularly target students who are interested in intelligence service and national security.

The three traveling students will be back from their South Asia program July 24th.

Lanaya Lewis