Mar 22, 2011

Students tour DC, NYC

Over spring break the nine Community Colleges for International Development students attending Central Lakes College took a field trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City to fulfill global leadership development requirements of their one-year scholarship opportunity in the United States. They visited the White House, the U.S. Capitol, Washington Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Smithsonian American History Museum, Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Wall Street, 9-11 Memorial, the Holocaust Museum, as well as many other museums and memorials. Global leadership development programming is an essential element of the CCID program. "Helping students to develop leadership qualities and preparing them to return home with skills to make a difference in their communities are important goals," said Erich Heppner, director of student life at CLC, who accompanied the students. "It ensures that students take the time to learn about U.S. culture, history, and government, so that when they return home they can share meaningful impressions with their friends, family, and co-workers."