Dozens of people from Europe stopped by the University of Illinois Springfield campus Friday to learn more about the United States and democracy.
The visit is hosted by the Open World Program which was created in 1999 to help create democracies after the fall of the Soviet Union.
Young managers and legislators visit the United States to gain knowledge on how to govern their cities and countries. Officials say the program gives many people the opportunity to travel the world.
"The experience that we saw here and it’s not only professional experience which we gain on all the meetings, but it’s also the relationship between people and I think that’s what reaches deep down into our soul and this is something that we will bring home," said Krystyna Dobrovolska, Open World Program Facilitator.
This article appeared online on WICS Newschannel 20 on Friday, October 9, 2015.
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