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Planning Student awarded MAC-CAE scholarship to travel to India

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Jessica Molina, 3+2 (Architecture & Environmental Design and City and Regional Planning) student, will be traveling to India this summer for 8 weeks as the recipient of the Mid-Atlantic Consortium-Center for Academic Excellence (MAC-CAE) scholarship.  As part of Summer Cultural Immersion Program in Bengali and Hindi, Jessica will complete 60 hours of community service and 72 hours per week  learning the native languages in India.

Jessica is interested in working as an international sustainable urban development consultant for organizations such as USAID, the United Nations, or the Inter American Development Bank; focusing on creating projects that will help improve people’s living conditions.  According to Ms. Molina, “it is crucial to understand the urban problems that people in other countries face (beyond a western’s perspective) to be able to design projects that will be successful”.

MAC-CAE aims at educating students interested in areas of national security and intelligence studies. The MAC-CAE is a workforce development effort for the intelligence community with an emphasis on the South Asian region of the world.

For more information, about the MAC-CAE program, visit

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