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UW-La Crosse students study abroad in India

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - In January, a group of UW-La Crosse students traveled to India to study abroad.

It's the first program of its kind for the University's Communications Department.

Thirteen students traveled to India for two weeks. During the trip, they spent a day at a school for girls.

The school is located in a rural area, walking distance from their village.

About 50 girls between the ages of 7 to 13 attend the school.

While there, the UW-L students taught the girls about American culture and a traditional pre-school game, Duck Duck Goose.

Noelle Griffiths is a Junior at UW-La Crosse who went on the trip. She says she learned the importance of living in the moment by having to let go of everything she was comfortable with.

UW-L Junior Austin Baar also went on the trip and says "Here in the U.S., we're very individualistic, we look at material things as the end all be all. In India how you interact with other people is the end all be all."

The UW-L students also visited a more urban school on their trip. That school holds about 800 students and includes boys and girls.

The Communications Department hopes to send more students to India in the future.

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