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May 15, 2013

Foreign students take part in SEED program at Modesto Junior College

Eighteen students from Latin America and the Caribbean dug right into a lesson at Modesto Junior College this week. They potted seedlings in the east campus greenhouse as part of their two-year stint in Scholarships for Education and Economic Development.

Students from Latin America and the Caribbean dug right into a lesson at Modesto Junior College this week.

They potted seedlings in the east campus greenhouse as part of their two-year stint in Scholarships for Education and Economic Development.

SEED, as it's better known, is a federally funded program administered by Georgetown University. MJC has taken part in the program since 1987.

The program provides 18 students instruction in career skills, leadership and English as a second language, along with work experience. The goal is to help the students contribute to their countries' development.

The current students arrived in August from Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua.

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