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Citadel News Service
12 Dec 2011

Cadet will travel to Saudi Arabia for winter fellowship

 

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Cadet Nick Slater is one of 10 American university students chosen to travel to the Middle East during winter break to participate in the 2011 Cultural and Education Exchange Experience for Model Arab League Alumni.  This program works to bring top American college students to Saudi Arabia to educate them about both the country’s distinct culture and global significance. 

During the 12-day trip, Slater, who is a junior and a political science major, will gain direct personal experience in Saudi Arabian business affairs through meetings with government officials, policy makers and academics.  He will also get a taste of the daily life by going to traditional markets and Saudi Arabian homes.

“We are proud that Cadet Slater is a student at The Citadel.  He embodies all the fine qualities of principled leadership that we try to instill in all of our students,” said Brig. Gen. Samuel M. Hines, Jr., provost and dean of the college.  “Strategic Initiative No. 1 stresses educating principled leaders in a globalized environment.  Cadet Slater’s opportunity in Saudi Arabia will help him realize that goal.”

Slater, a resident of Lawrenceville, Ga., is political science major, a human affairs sergeant and a member of Palmetto Battery. 

Slater said he owes the opportunity to Assistant Professor of Political Science and Criminal Justice Sarah Tenney, who nominated him for the program.  The Cultural and Education Exchange Experience for Model Arab League Alumni is sponsored by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.

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