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International students from the Naval Command College visited Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., April 23-29, as part of the Field Studies Program.

The Field Studies Program consists of a series of visits and single-day field trips designed to give the international officer a balanced understanding of the United States and an increased awareness of the basic issues of internationally recognized human rights. The travel includes exposure to American government institutions, judicial system, human rights, political processes, civil-military relations, the role of the free press and communications media, the diversity of American society and life, the free enterprise system and our free market system across the U.S.
During this trip, they traveled to Lancaster to visit an Amish farm, Gettysburg, the Pentagon, the Capitol, Arlington Cemetery, the Chief of Naval Operations' residence for a reception, and the U.S. Naval Academy. 

Photos by Professor Hayat Alvi, Lt. Col. Michelle Barrett, and MC1 Tiffini Vanderwyst
GETTYSBURG, Penn. (April 24, 2010) Tour guide Tony Nicastro discusses Civil War troop movements at Gettysburg with the NCC Class of 2010.  The class visited the historic battlefield as part of their Pennsylvania-Washington DC Field Studies Program visit, which took place 23-29 April. (Photo by Lt Col Michelle Barrett)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 28, 2010) U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) briefs NCC officers on the steps of the Capitol during a portion of their Washington, D.C., visit on April 28. The officers discussed Reed's role in Congress and how his work in Washington affects all Rhode Islanders. Class members also heard from a professional Congressional Staff Member to learn about the function of Congressional committees while at the Capitol, and visited the National Security Council. (Photo by Lt Col Michelle Barrett)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 2010) International students visit the Capitol. (Photo by Hayat Alvi)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 27, 2010) Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughhead welcomes Cmdr. Oumar Wade (Senegal) and the rest of NCC 2010 and their spouses to a reception at his residence on April 27.  The class spent the day at the Pentagon and heard briefs from the Joint Staff, the Navy Staff, and the CNO.  (Photo by MC1 Tiffini Vanderwyst)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 2010) President of the Naval War College poses with his wife and an international student couple. (Photo by Hayat Alvi)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 2010) Students from the Naval Command College visit Washington, D.C. (Photo by Hayat Alvi)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (April 2010) An international student from the Naval War College visits the U.S. Naval Academy during a Field Studies Program trip. (Photo by Hayat Alvi)