Thursday, August 4, 2011

UIS student studying international affairs visits Israel

Latrice Nettles wants to be the first female African-American president of the United States – or at least an American ambassador to a Middle Eastern country. So it’s probably a good thing for Israel that Nettles, a student at the Springfield campus of the University of Illinois, came to the Jewish state to learn about Israeli democracy and how the country treats its minorities.

The trip was part of the Israel Experience College Scholarship Program, a rigorous, three-week study tour of Israel, which takes top Christian students from universities in the U.S., and other countries, and educates them about Israel.

Nettles, who is getting a masters in international affairs and Middle East studies, said that when she saw the Knesset and Foreign Ministry were on the trip’s agenda, she decided she had to come.

“Being in the presence of people working in the Israeli government has been a highlight,” she said.

Nettles was featured in an August 4, 2011, article in The Jerusalem Post.

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