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Nazareth College is welcoming 20 students from Afghanistan on January 29 for the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders on Religious Pluralism in the United States. The program is a U.S. Department of State initiative designed to promote a better understanding of the U.S. abroad and to help develop future world leaders. Nazareth College has organized a program for the students, which includes the study of U.S. history, government, and society with a particular focus on religious pluralism. The students from Afghanistan will also have the opportunity to experience Rochester’s hospitality and recreational opportunities during their four week stay.
The institute is jointly sponsored by the Nazareth College’s Center for International Education, Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue, and funded by the State Department.
The Study of the U.S. Institutes are designed and funded by the Study of the U.S. Branch in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Study of the U.S. Institute participants are among over 40,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. For more than sixty years, ECA has funded and supported programs that seek to promote mutual understanding and respect between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Other ECA programs include the Fulbright Program and the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. For more information about ECA programs, visit http://exchanges.state.gov/.
Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.
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