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ASU Faculty Shares Summer Visit to Ukraine

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Albany- An Albany State University faculty member has returned home after traveling to the Ukraine to teach English and share the American culture with Ukraine military students.

ASU Assistant Professor Dr. Anthony Owusu-Ansah and military students in Ukraine.

Dr. Anthony Owusu-Ansah, assistant professor of education and middle grades education coordinator was contracted by the U.S. Army Cadet Command for the three-week assignment as a Director of Instruction.

Each year, the U.S. Army’s Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program selects between 10 to 12 ROTC cadets, from around the country, along with a civilian agent to travel with the students.

Dr. Owusu-Ansah, accompanied the cadets to Lviv, Ukraine where they visited the Ukraine Army Academy and led discussions about the U.S. military, economy, education, music, dance, film and culture.

While in Ukraine the group toured Kiev, the capital and visited the Museum of the Great Patriotic War. Dr. Owusu-Ansah said witnessing the opening of an orphanage that the U.S. government recently renovated for children in a small village about 50 miles outside of Lviv was among the most memorable experiences of his stay.

“It’s great to visit and experience different parts of the world. Learning about other cultures is important because it opens your eyes to so many things,” said Dr. Owusu-Ansah.

For more information contact the ASU Office of University Communications at (229) 430-4671. To apply for the CULP program visit: http://www.cadetcommand.army.mil/culp/ .

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