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US State Department reps visit GSW

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GSW International Programs Director Sarah Speir (Source: WALB) GSW International Programs Director Sarah Speir (Source: WALB)
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

Two U.S. State Department representatives toured Georgia Southwestern State University Monday afternoon reviewing the school's global learning initiatives. 

State Department Diplomacy Center rep Dr. Alison Mann and Special Assistant to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Ashley Bell, held sessions with GSW students and faculty. 

GSW's Window to the World enhances the students' understanding of different cultures. 

"Hopefully encourage them to go out and interact and engage in jobs and careers that involve learning languages and interacting with other cultures and these are very critical 21st century skills," said GSW International Programs Director Sarah Speir. 

The state department representatives also facilitated a training showing professors from a variety of disciplines on how to use a diplomacy simulation activity - one that forces students to build their diplomacy skills. 

The diplomacy simulation will be available on the state department's website for teachers to use next Fall.

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