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Students from Mid-Atlantic Consortium-Center for Academic Excellence in Jaipur Summer 2012

MAC-CAE students enjoy their visit to the Taj Mahal

A group of thirteen students from the Mid-Atlantic Consortium-Center for Academic Excellence led by Morgan State University, arrived in India in May 2012 for a seven-week program. The consortium consists of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. Most of the students—whose majors included biology, political science, and business administration, had never traveled abroad prior to this trip. The group was led by Professor Camellia Okpodu. Mark Nachtrieb, the Cultural Attache from the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi addressed the students at their orientation on May 20. After spending some time in New Delhi the students went to Jaipur where they studied Hindi and participated in their service learning projects.  Some of the students’ projects’ topics included “Biosensors and Global Air Quality” and “Microfinance and Rural Development in India.”

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