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[AUG. 6, 2005]  The historic tourism industry is gaining popularity at Lincoln College. The college will welcome eight tourism students from Brazil in its exchange program with UNIDERP University in Campo Grande, Brazil, during the week of Aug. 8-12.

The international students will attend a workshop called "The Heritage Tourism Workshop" that will feature national, state and locally supported historic sites, especially those related to the life of Abraham Lincoln. The goal of the program is to help students gain an understanding of the historic tourism industry when dealing with historic places.

Program facilitator Pamela Moriearty of Lincoln thinks the exchange will offer students a unique opportunity. "Each institution's students have access to places which they would not otherwise be able to visit,” she said. “We are glad for the opportunity to introduce Brazilian tourism students to the unique attractions of Lincoln and central Illinois."

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Moriearty says the group will visit the historic sites of New Salem, Lincoln's Home and the new Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

The exchange program is a reciprocal agreement between UNIDERP University of Campo Grande, Brazil, and Lincoln College. In May, three Lincoln College students along with their instructor, Dr. Moriearty, toured Brazil's Pantanal region to study regional animals and native plant life.

[Lincoln College news release]

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