International undergrads coming to Charlottesville

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- This week, 100 international undergraduate students will in Charlottesville for an exchange program this week.

The University of Virginia Center for Politics says the students are part of the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program for Undergraduate Students, or IYELP.

The Charlottesville part of the program is operated by the center's Global Perspectives on Democracy program along with World Learning. It's been sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

According to a release, this will be the 27th exchange group to come to UVA as part of the Global Perspectives on Democracy program.

The students will be arriving in Charlottesville on Tuesday and then participate in a series of events focusing on leadership development, team building, and civic engagement through Friday.

Following the stop in Charlottesville, the group will split into four groups that will head to cities in Arkansas, California, Michigan and Texas.

For more information on the Global Perspectives on Democracy Program, click on the link in the Related Links box.

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